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Celtic mirror

Picture by Wessex Archaeology

Picture by Wessex Archaeology

This Celtic mirror found using a metal detector near Portesham is on display an the Dorset County Museum at Dorchester.

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The Hellstone

Picture by Jonas Wisser

Picture by Jonas Wisser

The Hellstone on Portesham Hill is an impressive dolmen, restored in 1866 after the capstone had fallen some six years earlier. The Dorset historian, Rev. John Hutchins writes in his ‘History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset’, “The common people call it Hell stone, and have a tradition that the devil flung it from Portland Pike, a north point of that island full in view, as he was diverting himself at quoits.”

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The Dorset Countryside

Another Dorset Ways video by Kimsounds, described as a relaxation video of the Dorset countryside video using natures soundtrack birds and water

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The Portesham Dinosaur

The Portesham Dinosaur by Raysto Composto

The Portesham Dinosaur by Raysto Composto

It seems that even the local dinosaurs have learned to look both ways before crossing the road, This one was spotted near Portesham

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Hardy\'s Monument, nr. Portesham. Image by Will Prescott

The Hardy Monument is a 72-foot high monument erected by public subscription in 1844 in memory of Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy, a commander at the Battle of Trafalgar. The monument is situated on a high chalk hill overlooking the English Channel in the Blackdown area near Portesham.

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