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Name:Wareham Town Walls
Type of Record:Monument
HER Number:6 023 079
Last edited:Oct

Location:Wareham Town, Purbeck
Grid Reference:SY 919 876
Map: Show on Dorset Explorer

Monument Type(s)


Summary

Saxon town walls oblong in shape containing an area of 100 acres and enclosed by a vallum 50ft high.

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1003574: Wareham Town Walls
  • Conservation Area

Sources and Further Reading

---SDO11565 - Article in serial: Taylor C. 1963. Observation of a Pipe-Trench Along Wareham West Walls. Vol 85.
---SDO150 - Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). 1970. An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume Two (South East) Part III. 323-324.
---SDO52 - Serial: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1953. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1952. 74. 93-94.
---SDO54 - Serial: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1956. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1954. 76. 86.
---SDO56 - Serial: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1957. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1956. 78. 77-79.
---SDO63 - Serial: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1964. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society for 1963. 85. 98.
---SWX8721 - Article in serial: Farrar R A H ed. 1956. Some recent cuttings through Wareham Walls and the Dyke on Wareham Common. Vol 78. p77-79.
---SWX8722 - Article in serial: Farrar R A H ed. 1952. The Excavation of Wareham Town Walls. Vol 74. p93-94.
---SWX8723 - Article in serial: Taylor C C. 1963. Observation of a pipe-trench along Wareham West Walls. Vol 85. p98.
---SWX8724 - Article in serial: Farrar R A H ed. 1954. The Excavation of Wareham Town Walls, 1954. Vol 76. p86.
<1>SWX8518 - Unpublished document: Wareham and District Arch Soc. 1994. Watching Brief Undertaken at East Walls, Wareham during water-main works.
<2>SWX8285 - Index: DCC SMR. to 2003. Former DCC SMR Card Index.
<3>SWX4496 - Monograph: Eds : W Shipp, J W Hodson. 1861. Hutchins History of Dorset (vol. 1) 1861. Vol 1. pp77-80, 94-5.
<4>SWX8720 - Article in serial: RCHM. 1959. Wareham West Walls. Vol 3. p120-38.

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