Tagged with Highways and Byways

A Mysterious Burial

Some more from Highways and Byways of Dorset by Joseph Penny: Stoborough, a poor hamlet of a few houses, which was once so great a place as to boast a mayor and corporation. At Stoborough is the King’s Barrow, in the heart of which was found the trunk of a mighty oak hollowed out. Within … Continue reading

Dorset Ghosts

This is another piece from The Highways and Byways of Dorset: “The road from Stalbridge to Sturminster Newton passes by Bagber, where William Barnes spent his early days. He was educated at the day school at Sturminster, so that the road between the farm and the school must have been very familar to him, as … Continue reading