Place:Worth Matravers, Dorset, England


NameWorth Matravers
Alt namesOrdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Wirdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Wodesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Worth-Matraverssource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.583°N 2.033°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Worth Matravers is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. The village is situated on the cliffs west of Swanage. It comprises limestone cottages and farm houses and is built around a pond, which is a regular feature on postcards of the Isle of Purbeck.

The civil parish stretches from the coast northwards to, and just beyond, the A351 road from Corfe Castle to Swanage. The village of Worth Matravers is situated on side roads towards the south of the parish, which also includes the village of Harman's Cross on the main road to the north.

The cliffs of Worth Matravers were the site of a Chain Home radar station during World War II, which was instrumental in the development of radar when the Telecommunications Research Establishment outstation shared the site from 1940 until 1942 when it was relocated to Malvern, Worcestershire.

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