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Monday, 13 October 2008

A glimpse of time gone by

A charming late Georgian gentleman’s residence near Dorchester offers a fascinating glimpse of times gone by.

South Close, tucked away in the picturesque village of Charminster, is believed to have started life as a farm and a group of cottages.

It developed into a large family home with 27 rooms which has remained in the ownership of the Goodman family since 1947.

The late Christopher and Joan Goodman had strong connections with archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler who excavated Maiden Castle in the 1930s, the great man frequently visiting their home in later years.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Monday 13th October 2008

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