Saturday 9th September

033 Walkabout of the Old Town & County of Poole

Bookable. 30 tickets available.
Guided Tour
No DogsAccompanied Children OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks
A leisurely 2 hour walkabout viewing Poole’s old
town, pausing often, chatting a lot and hopefully
learning a little! Exploring the history of Poole,
from the 11th Century to the present day, both
the folklore and the facts
033/01 Saturday 9th 9.30am

034 Double Anderson Air Raid Shelter Viewing, Blandford
Bookable. 6 tickets per event

Guided Visit
No ChildrenNo Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site.
A rare opportunity to experience a double
Anderson Air Raid Shelter dating back to the
Second World War. Designed in 1938, and
named after Sir John Anderson (Lord Privy
Seal with special responsibility for air-raid
preparation), the shelters were a common sight
in the gardens of Britain during the War, with
over 3 million being distributed by the Home
Office. After the War most of the shelters were
reclaimed for metal salvage and many of those
that remained in-situ were converted into storage
units or garden sheds.
The owner will be on hand during the visits to
answer any questions.
The steps down are steep and leading into
darkness so are unsuitable for anyone
with mobility problems. There are no lights
within the shelter so visitors may wish to
bring a torch
034/01 Saturday 9th 10am SORRY. EVENT FULL.
034/02 Saturday 9th 11am
034/03 Saturday 9th 12pm
034/04 Saturday 9th 1pm
034/05 Saturday 9th 2pm
034/06 Saturday 9th 3pm

035 Four Winds, Blandford
Bookable. 10 tickets per event

Guided Visit
No DogsPartial Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Full directions available on ticket.
On-street parking available
Built about 1989, before the advent of television
programmes such as ‘Grand Designs’, Four
Winds was a self-build like no other. Embracing
sustainability with Solar Panels, triple glazing,
passive solar heating and heat recovery
ventilation, this one-off design was state-of-the
art. Much of the technology is still relevant today,
giving the house a ‘B’ energy rating - the highest
achievable for the age of the house. Four Winds
was designed to make best use of the site, with
Southerly facing balconies, panoramic windows
and a hidden jewel of a basement where the
house sits on a gradient. The house was designed
and built by the original owner, who lived in it for
30 years until it was sold 2 years ago.
Two steps access into house with internal
staircase to upper floor. Steep gradient to
the basement to see pump room
035/01 Saturday 9th 10am
035/02 Saturday 9th 11am
035/03 Saturday 9th 12pm

036 Blandford Fashion Museum
Bookable. 40 tickets available.

Open Day
Assistance Dogs OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks
Blandford Fashion Museum is located in a
beautiful Georgian Townhouse built by the
Bastard Brothers after the Blandford Great Fire
of 1731. This year the Museum has three new
exhibitions - Ladies of Dorset; Ladies take Tea and
Styles that Changed Fashion
Ladies of Dorset, celebrates a selection of
women from across the county and centuries,
from Lyme Regis’ Mary Anning and fellow fossil
collectors the Philpot sisters to Kingston Lacy’s
Henrietta Banks and even one of the 20th
century’s leading sculptors Elizabeth Frink.
Styles that Changed Fashion is a visual treat
of clothing styles that impacted and changed
Ladies Take Afternoon Tea is a tableau
celebrating the tradition of tea drinking, with
a selection of fine clothing and accessories,
including a maid’s outfit.
Alongside these exhibitions are plenty of other
fascinating exhibits and displays.
Not only that but there is a welcoming tea
room and gift shop where you can find “unique
to Blandford” gifts made by local crafts people.
Personal photography only. No flash photography.
Disabled access to Ground Floor only.
036/01 Saturday 9th 10am to 4.30pm

037 Weymouth College
Stonemasonry Workshop Open Day
New Event

Full Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Dorset Skills Centre, Poundbury,
Parking available on-site
Come along and look around the Poundbury
workshop of Weymouth College Stonemasonry
department and see some of the students
working stone. Find out how the masons are
trained on the banker to work on heritage
buildings in Dorset and all around the world and
have a go working stone for yourself (with tutors
present to help and advise!).
Saturday 9th, 10am to 3pm

038 Clavell Tower
Open Day
Partial Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge Bay BH20 5PE
Once reaching Kimmeridge follow signs for
Smedmore Estate for parking. There is no
parking in the village at all. The Smedmore Estate
on whose land Clavell Tower stands has a parking
area which costs £5.00 for the day and this gives
access to the coast line and to the property.
By Public Transport, Wareham station is 8
miles away and served by trains from London
Parking available on-site but charges apply.
This four storey, circular tower stands high on the
cliff above Kimmeridge Bay, overlooking one of
the most striking bays on the Dorset coast. Here
is the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World
Heritage Site, and the South West Coastal Path
runs past the door. Built in 1830 Clavell Tower’s
location has captivated many including writers
like Hardy and PD James.
Due to the layout and location of this
building it may not be suitable for those
with limited mobility. Once parked, Clavell
Tower can only be reached on foot up a
steep coastal path. If you have any questions
about accessibility of our properties please
contact the Landmark Trust Office office on
01628 825925.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, 10am to 4pm

039 St James Church, Poole
Guided Tour
No Dogs
Meet at church porch facing Thames Street
Please use public car parks. NO on-site parking
The present church of St James in Poole’s old
town was built on the site of a medieval church
pulled down in 1819. It houses many fascinating
survivals from Poole’s rich history.
Saturday 9th, 10am & 3pm

040 Belmont
Open Day
Full Wheelchair Access
Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis DT7 3JW
This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme
Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to
the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor
Coade who devised a formula to mass produce
architectural embellishments. More recently
Belmont was home to world-famous author, John
Fowles, author of The Magus and The French
Lieutenant’s Woman.
Belmont has been restored to its appearance in
Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit - and indeed
write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with
its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there
is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and
revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left
wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles
down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and
the Cobb beyond.
If you have any questions about accessibility
of our properties please contact the
Landmark Trust Office office on 01628
Please drive down and drop any guests with
limited mobility at the main house and then
return your car to the car park. Please ask
a member of staff on site if you need to do
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th,10am to 4pm

Saturday 9th September

041 Priest’s House Museum & Garden
Community Open Weekend

Open Day
Assistance Dogs OnlyAccompanied Children OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
23-27 High Street, Wimborne,
BH21 1HR
Please use public car parks.
NO on-site parking please.
Explore the museum’s current special exhibition
‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’. There have
always been two types of garden, often mixed
together – a plot for vegetables, fruit and herbs
for the kitchen table, and the pleasure garden
with flowers and trees. This exhibition explores
the history of gardening in East Dorset. There will
also be garden related activities for all the family
throughout the weekend.
Discover the museum’s stunning Roman wall
paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a
unique Victorian Valentine card collection as the
museum tells the story of East Dorset. Explore
period rooms, finding out how life and work
has changed in this historic townhouse. Wander
through a beautiful and peaceful walled garden.
The Garden Tea Room will be open.
Exterior photography only
Wheelchair access throughout the ground
floor, garden and tearoom
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th , 10am to 4pm

042 St Mary the Virgin Long Crichel
New Event

Long Crichel, BH21 5JU
St Mary’s Church Long Crichel is in the village
of Long Crichel to the east of the junction with
Guffhams Lane and to the west of the bakery.
The church will be open for viewing.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, 10am to 6pm

043 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre
Open Day
Assistance Dogs OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
Castleton Pumping Station, Oborne Road,
Sherborne DT9 3RX.
Near Sherborne OLD Castle
Limited parking available on-site or nearby on Oborne Road.
During the day the waterwheel will be running
and the large Hindley steam engine will also
be running. There is a collection of stationary
engines and vintage cycles to enjoy. More details
on the web site.
Not all areas are wheelchair accessible.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, 11am to 4pm.

044 Weymouth Town Walk
Guided Walk
No DogsPartial Wheelchair Access
Meet by front entrance of Weymouth Pavilion.
Please use public car parks
Join members of Weymouth Civic Society on
a tour of Weymouth’s Georgian seafront, old
harbour and historic town.
Wheelchair users will require assistance to
access churches.
Saturday 9th, 11am to 1pm

045 Tolpuddle Former Methodist
Chapel Open Day Drop In Event

New Event
Full Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
59a Main Road, Tolpuddle, DT2 7ET
The former chapel is on the north side of the
main road in Tolpuddle, opposite the village’s
park and play area (Orchard Meadow).
Please park considerately on the road.
The Tolpuddle former Methodist Chapel is a
Grade II* building on the Historic England ‘At
risk’ register. The building was built in 1818 as
a Methodist chapel. The continued existence of
this chapel can be confirmed through to 1843,
and it may well have remained in use until a new
village Methodist chapel was built in 1862-63. As
a chapel it was built and used by the Dorsetshire
Labourers, who later became known as the
Tolpuddle Martyrs’ and its believed George
Loveless (one of the Martyrs) was a lay preacher
in the chapel.
The building is mainly built of cob on brick and
stone/flint bases. The roof has double roman clay
tiles. The original door leading from the road is
blocked with an infill window with a boarded
hatch above it. There is a beautiful original
central pointed arched window opening on the
rear wall which is blocked with brickwork.
There will be an opportunity to view inside the
one room building through a stable door and a
member of the project team will be on site to
give an introduction to the building.
Access around the building is grass to the
east with a steep slope on the western side.
Access inside the building is not available
but as a one room space it can be viewed
from the stable door and externally.
Saturday 9th, 11am to 3pm

046 Tour of Scaplens Court, Poole
Guided Tour
No DogsPartial Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Meet at entrance to Scaplens Court (opposite
Poole Museum) at the Quay end of Poole High St.
BH15 1BW
Please use public car parks
Scaplen’s Court dates back to the 15th Century
when it was a merchant’s mansion. It retains
elements of Medieval, Elizabethan and Georgian
phases. There is a delightful garden at the rear of
the building.
Uneven floors and no lift.
Saturday 9th, 12pm & 3pm

047 Tudor House, Weymouth
Open Day
Partial Wheelchair Access
Trinity Street, (Off Hope Square),
Weymouth DT4 8TW
Parking available in nearby Newton’s Cove Car park
A chance to view a 17th Century Merchant’s
House containing artefacts from the Tudor period.
Disabled access to Ground Floor only
Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Monday 11th, 1pm
to 4pm

048 Blandford Forum Guided
Heritage Walk
Dogs on leads onlyFull Wheelchair Access
Guided Walk
Meet in the car park at the Marsh & Ham car
park, Blandford (behind Morrisons supermarket,
DT11 7AW). Signed off West Street, Blandford
(follow signs from Blandford bypass A350/A354
junction to Blandford town centre, enter town
over town bridge and car park is immediately
on right (free parking on Sunday). Free car park
on Saturday at Stour Park (follow signs from
Blandford bypass A350/354 junction to Blandford
town centre, take third exit at mini-roundabout,
then straight over the next to car park beyond
the skate park and follow the footpath over river
footbridge into Marsh & Ham car park.
Please use public car parks
A guided walk taking approximately two hours
of the town centre, totally rebuilt after the Great
Fire of 1731, examining the history and detail
of its Georgian and other architecture, including
the Grade I listed parish church and other fine
buildings designed by architects John and William
Includes seeing the birthplace of sculptor
Alfred Stevens, who designed the Wellington
Monument in St Paul’s Cathedral, and whose
bicentenary is being celebrated this year.
Saturday 9th, 1pm. Sunday 10th, 11am

049 Tour of the Town Cellars Building, Poole
Guided Tour
No Dogs
Meet at entrance to Poole Museum at the Quay
end of Poole High St. BH15 1BW
Please use public car parks
The Town Cellars on Poole Quay is a building first
constructed circa 1300. In the late 18th CenturyThames St was cut through the building and
today it forms part of Poole Museum to the East
and the King Charles Pub to the West.
Please note that this tour is not underground.
Saturday 9th, 2pm & 3.30pm

050 Talbot Heath School
Bookable. 30 tickets per event.

Open Day
No DogsPartial Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site
Talbot Heath School will be opening one of its
four WWII underground bunkers which used
to accommodate the whole school community
during bombing raids. The 100ft bunker has been
refurbished as it was during the war. There will be
the opportunity to see fascinating archive materials
from the war years at the school. Baroness Shirley
Williams was one of the former Talbot Heath pupils
who sheltered in the bunker.
There is a steep concrete slope with hand
rail down into the bunker. Also there is some
uneven ground and a gravel footpath.
050/01 Saturday 9th 2pm
050/02 Saturday 9th 2.30pm
050/03 Saturday 9th 3pm
050/04 Saturday 9th 3.30pm
050/05 Saturday 9th 4pm
050/06 Sunday 10th 2pm
050/07 Sunday 10th 2.30pm
050/08 Sunday 10th 3pm
050/09 Sunday 10th 3.30pm
050/10 Sunday 10th 4pm