Dorchester’s Cultural Heritage under Threat

by Linda Poulsen

Linda’s paper focusses on one particular reason why DOR 13 is the wrong site for development. A lot of people know Maiden Castle and Maumbury Rings and are aware that the South Dorset Ridgeway, between Dorchester and Weymouth, is remarkable rich in prehistoric monuments. What fewer people realise is that this ancient landscape surrounds the whole town and is as important to the north as it is to the south.