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in the county of Dorset

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About Langton Matravers

This is an interesting old village with access to one of the loveliest stretches of the Dorset coast. It has a long association with quarrying which has existed in these parts since Roman times. The beautiful Purbeck stone continued to be mined in the region until an order of closure in 1963.

The village has several interesting cottages and larger properties of note, but its most illustrious feature is its church dedicated to St.George, possibly the 4th church to be built on the site. The west wall of the present church shows remains of a chapel built around 1290, the tower is an addition of 1390. The former medieval church was taken down and reconstructed in 1829, save for the tower. During this time the church was used for smuggling activities, its roof became unsafe, and as a result the church was again demolished and rebuilt in 1876. The church is well worth a visit, it has a handsome exterior and a lovely interior showing many church treasures. In the churchyard visitors can see a number of old graves and tombstones.

Langton Matravers is just a short drive from Swanage, thus the scenery is superb with lovely walks along the Purbeck heritage Coastal path. Corfe Castle is within easy reach and don't miss a trip on the Swanage Railway Heritage Line which runs between Swanage and Corfe Castle.

This is an ideal place from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck, Poole Harbour and Studland Bay.

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Courtfield Cottage in Langton Matravers, Dorset, England

Courtfield Cottage

Langton Matravers, Dorset, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Courtfield Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, located in Langton Matravers. The unit is 16 km from Bournemouth. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven, a toaster and refrige...
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Mulberry Cottage in Swanage, Dorset, England

Mulberry Cottage

Swanage, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Mulberry Cottage is a holiday home set in Swanage in the Dorset Region and is 5 km from Corfe Castle. An oven and a toaster can be found in the kitchen. A TV is provided. There is a private bathroom ...
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Quince Cottage in Swanage, Dorset, England

Quince Cottage

Swanage, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Featuring a garden, Quince Cottage is a holiday home located in Swanage. The property is 5 km from Corfe Castle and features views of the garden. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an...
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Fernlea in Swanage, Dorset, England

Fernlea

Swanage, Dorset, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Fernlea is a holiday home set in Swanage in the Dorset Region and is 5 km from Corfe Castle. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a toaster and a refrigerator and t...
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Herston Rise in Swanage, Dorset, England

Herston Rise

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
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Downshay Farm in Swanage, Dorset, England

Downshay Farm

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NW)
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Haycraft Cottage in Kingston, Dorset, England

Haycraft Cottage

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Wareham Station(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction NW)
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M27 Junction 1(28.2 miles, 45.3 km, direction NE)
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