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Beaminster is a small market town in Dorset, with a population of around 2000. Set among beautiful undulating farming country, many of its major buildings, dating from the eighteenth century, are of the characteristic golden stone from Ham Hill. Other notable buildings include the local church with its sixteenth century tower. The town of “Emminster in Hardy’s novel “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” is based on Beaminster. The map below shows the features of the town of Beaminster as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Beaminster Town Map

Map of Beaminster

Old map of the town of Beaminster circa 1950

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Beaminster Map

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