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Winspit

Picture by Peter

Picture by Peter

Winspit is an old quarry on the cliffs near Worth Matravers that is no longer in use. Until about 1940 it was producing stone for major buildings in London. During World War II it was used as a site for naval and air defences

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Picture by John Wesley Barker

Picture by John Wesley Barker

Chapman’s Pool, south west of Worth Matravers and east of Kimmeridge, is something of an idyllic place, partly because few folk actually descend to it, and excepting the fisherman’s sheds there is nothing there.

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The Village Duck Pond

Picture by eNil

Picture by eNil

This picture postcard view is the village duck pond at Worth Matravers and is a regular feature on postcards of the Isle of Purbeck.

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Worth Matravers Church

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

The parish church of St. Nicholas of Myra at Worth Matravers was first built in about 1100 and over the next few hundred years it was changed and added to before being completely restored in 1869.

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Picture by Joimson

Picture by Joimson

We last saw the Square and Compasses at Worth Matravers in the summer. As autumn approaches it is time for the Beer, Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival.

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Radar Memorial

Radar Memorial by Phil Champion

Radar Memorial by Phil Champion

The plaque reads “This memorial commemorates the radar research carried out at Worth Matravers from 1940-1943 which was crucial to the winning of the War and the birth of modern telecommunications”.

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The Square and Compasses

The Square and Compasses by Flavio Ferrari

The Square and Compasses by Flavio Ferrari

The Square and Compasses at Worth Matravers which holds an annual week-long stone carving festival and accommodates a small museum exhibiting fossils and other local artefacts.

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