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The South Sights

Hardy's Cottage

  • Brockhampton La. Map It
  • Higher Bockhampton
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Updated 05/28/2014

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The small thatch-and-cob cottage, where the writer was born in 1840, was built by his grandfather and is little altered since that time. From here Thomas Hardy would make his daily 6-mile walk to school in Dorchester. Among other things, you can see the desk at which the author completed Far from the Madding Crowd. Access is on foot only, via a woodland walk, or country lane from the parking lot.

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Brockhampton La., ½ mile south of Blandford Rd., Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.50
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 11–5, last admission 4:30

Updated 05/28/2014


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