Tyneham & Worbarrow

… where time stopped in 1943

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Sheepleaze


Sheepleaze

Built in 1911 as a holiday home for Warwick Draper, a London Barrister


In 1910, with permission from landowner, William Bond, this substantial stone house was built on the cliff above the beach by London barrister, Warwick Draper.

Warwick's three children, and, by the late 20's, their young families, spent almost every summer at their holiday residence.

When the Government decided to retain the land requisitioned in 1943, Warwick's eldest son Philip Draper was furious. He fought hard to regain Sheepleaze using a wide range of influential London friends. In the 70's he became a leading figure in the Tyneham Action Group's campaign to get the Army out of Dorset and return the land to its former owners.

A memorial window to Philip's mother, Grace, can be seen in Tyneham Church.


Buildings & Places:

Tyneham Village

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Gardener’s Cottage

Gwyle Cottages

Laundry Cottages

Museum Cottage

Post Office Row

Rectory

Rectory Cottages

Telephone Kiosk

The Ponds

Tyneham Church

Tyneham Churchyard

Tyneham Farm

Tyneham House

Tyneham School

Village Pond

Village Tap

Worbarrow

Coastguard Station

Fern Hollow

Gate Cottages

Hill Cottage

Mintern’s Cottage

Rose Cottage

Sea Cottage

Sheepleaze

The Bungalow

Worbarrow Bay

Worbarrow Tout

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North Egliston

Povington

RAF Brandy Bay

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Whiteway