ARNE
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
 Click here for more information



Arne, Dorset, England         OS Map Grid Ref: SY972880
 The County of Dorset
MAPS
FROM
MULTIMAP
1:5,000   Photo
1:10,000   Photo
1:25,000     Photo
1:50,000     Photo
1:100,000     Photo
www.streetmap.co.uk


216   HITS ON THIS PAGE THIS YEAR

 Shopping Centres    Leisure Centres    Theatres    Country Parks    Churches    Information Centres    Accomodation    Caravan Sites    Camp Sites    Historic Houses    Gardens    Ancient Monuments  

Notice Boards

Community
1   message
Events
Wanted & Lost

The village of Arne stands on the Arne peninsula which reaches into Poole Harbour to the south-west of Hamworthy. It is part of the strip of heathland, the edge of the Great Heath, which seperates the marshy banks of the harbour from the Isle of Purbeck. The village was evacuated during the Second World War and, although some houses have been built, the only remnant of the ancient settlement is the little Church.

The name probably derives from the Saxon 'Aerne' meaning abode or secret place.

Most of the peninsula is controlled by the RSPB as one of Britain's most important bird reserves and home to the rare Dartford Warbler. Although there is limited access to the public, most of the peninsula is only accessible by special permission of the RSPB.


Population Data for Arne, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
 
1831
19211240.
1931797.
1951771.
19611066
19711060-0.56%
19811030-2.83%
1991116012.62%
2001

   
POPULATION

1921
1931
1951
1961
1971
1981
1991
*1,240
*797
*771
1,066
1,060
1,030
1,160
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The village belonged to Shaftesbury Abbey from about AD948.










 

The village belonged to Shaftesbury Abbey from about AD948. The small plain church was built early in the 13th century on the orders of the Abbess of Salisbury as a Chantry but was later annexed as a Chapel of Ease to Holy Trinity Church in Wareham.

It is dedicated to St Nicholas. The nave and chancel are under one roof. The architecture is Early English and the East Window is a triplet dating the building to about 1220 and offering one of the finest views to be had across Arne to Poole Harbour. The heads of some of the windows are hewn from a single block of stone. On the south side, two huge buttresses prevent the church from possibly slipping down the hill on which it is built.

The Altar is made from a pre-Reformation stone bearing five small crosses. Found buried outside, it has been placed in a timber framework. To the south of the alter is a piscina - a feature of many old churches for disposing of the water unsed in sacred vessels onto the consecrated ground outside.

Above the door are the remains of an early fresco of unknown date.

A curious possession of the Church is a linen cloth which probably dates from the 17th century and bears inscriptions sewn in silk.

BibliographyDiscuss this PageHits on this PageLegals
Locally
Links

Links to Other Pages on this Site

ISLE OF PURBECK
  Towns & Villages of the Isle of Purbeck
DORSET
  Towns & Villages of Dorset
  Mills of Dorset

DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL
 

Links to Other Sites

. . . . . the inclusion of these links to other sites is for the interest and convenience of visitors to this site only and does not imply any endorsement of the products or services offered by the individuals or organisations involved nor the accuracy of the information contained therein . . . . .

ARNE PARISH COUNCIL
  PURBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL
    DORSET COUNTY COUCIL's WEB-SITE
 

BibliographyDiscuss this PageHits on this PageLegals
Links
Locally

Links to Other Pages on this Site

TOWNS & VILLAGES
Frome
  Dorset, England
3 km SE
Hamworthy
  Dorset, England
3.8 km NW
Holton Heath
  Dorset, England
3.9 km NE
Poole
  Dorset, England
4.3 km NW
Ridge
  Dorset, England
4.2 km SE
Tuckton
  Bournemouth, Dorset, England
3.2 km NW

OTHER PLACES
Poole Harbour
  Dorset, England
The largest natural harbour in the world, this was the principal port of Iron Age Britain
3.1 km NE
Green Island
  Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
One of the larger islands of Poole Harbour
3.4 km SE
Poole Lifeboat Museum
 
Poole Town Quay (nr to Dolphin Marina)
The old lifeboat museum, the pink building on the quay near to Dolphin Marina, sells souvenirs, Christmas cards, diaries and calendars. There is also the opportunity to look at the old Surf lifeboat the Thomas Kirk Wright which was Po
4.3 km NE
4 High Street
  Poole, Dorset
The Waterfront Museum tells of Poole s history. Displays include a street scene, trade with Newfoundland, the Studland Bay wreck, Roman occupation and more. At the Poole Local Centre there are research facilities relating to the history of the town. (Open
4.3 km NE
Brownsea Island
  Dorset, England
Guarding the mouth of Poole Harbour, the island is the last refuge in England of the red squirrel
4.7 km E
Agglestone. Isle of Purbeck
  Dorset, England
The strange ironstone rock within walking distance of Studland, formed by erosion of the softer rocks around it, has been the subject of several legends.
6.7 km SE

 

Discuss this PageHits on this PageLegalsLinksLocally
Bibliography

Recommend a Book for this Page

 

BibliographyDiscuss this PageHits on this PageLegals
Links

BibliographyDiscuss this PageLegalsLinksLocally
Hits on this Page
Hits on this page since December 6th

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

current year: previous year:

 Home Page  Useful National Web Links  Back: Display Previous Frame  Show Page Title Bar  Resize Window: 800x600 Resize Window: 1024x768
 
HISTORY
Buildings
Parish Church

Links
Locally
Bibliography


 Click here for more information
 Close this Menu Panel
ALPHABETICAL
SITE INDEX
Select ;-

Aa-Az   Ba-Bz   Ca-Cz   Da-Dz   Ea-Ez   Fa-Fz   Ga-Gz   Ha-Hz   Ia-Iz   Ja-Jz   Ka-Kz   La-Lz   Ma-Mz   Na-Nz   Oa-Oz   Pa-Pz   Qa-Qz   Ra-Rz   Sa-Sz   Ta-Tz   Ua-Uz   Va-Vz   Wa-Wz   Ya-Yz   
SW COUNTIES
BibliographyHits on this PageLegalsLinksLocally
Discuss this Page

No messages posted on this page

Only Members of the Site can post messages in this section. Signing in is easy from our Home Page.

BibliographyDiscuss this PageHits on this PageLinks
Locally
Legals

DISCLAIMER: Whilst we endeavour to ensure the content of this site is correct, we cannot undertake that information you find here, is, or will remain accurate and complete. We do not warrant that any information contained on this site is fit for any purpose. If you wish to place reliance on any such information you must check its accuracy by some other means before doing so.

MEMBERS get aditional features on our pages and will soon be able to interact with the site and add their views and informastion. Sign up, from the Home-Page, is simple and involves typing in your email address and a password of your choice.

If you are in any way connected with any location or interested in the subject mentioned on this page and have an hour or two a month to spare, we would welcome you as a local moderator - please email the webmaster by CLICKING HERE.

Privacy Policy

last updated on
Copyright © 2000-2003 swukink.com
page ref: BAAAGBWN