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|Tutor:||Dr Peter Stanier|
|Start Date:||3rd March 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
Dorset’s ‘Isle of Purbeck’ is one of the most beautiful landscapes in England, yet it is also a paradise for archaeologists and historians of all periods. This course examines its rich history, geology and archaeology. Themes range from the Jurassic Coast to prehistoric barrows, Romans, medieval fields, Corfe Castle, to WW2 military. Industrial sites include, marble, limestone and ‘cliff stone’ quarries, limekilns, salt and shale workings, ball clay mines, tramways, railways, bricks and Swanage with its curious monuments of John Mowlem and George Burt.
Peter Stanier BA, MSc, PhD is a lecturer and writer, who is well known for his work in industrial archaeology. He has written a number of books and papers on aspects of the industrial heritage of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Peter has tutored industrial archaeology courses at Dillington House for the past ten years.Back to List
It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently.