Tyneham Church

Tyneham Church

The church in the deserted village of Tyneham on the Purbeck Coast.

The village was emptied on the orders of the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War. Apparently the villagers were told they could have their homes back after the war. However, to this day the land is owned by the M.O.D. and is usually off limits as it is within their firing ranges.

The church and the old schoolhouse are the only 2 buildings that have been preserved. The rest of the village has been left to fall into ruin

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