West Lulworth

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News - 1825

Salisbury and Winchester Journal - Monday 10 January 1825

On the 29th ult. Died at West Lulworth, Mrs. Sarah Redman, housekeeper to the late Mr.Foster, formerly of South Perrott, but late of West Lulworth.

During the late hurricane, an elm tree, supposed to be a thousand years old, was blown down near Lulworth Castle. Eleven loads of timber, besides lops and tops, were the produce of this tree. It was an ornament to the place in the time of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, who about three hundred years ago built that beautiful castle. Five hundred trees of smaller dimensions were also blown down.

One of the finest stone quarries in the kingdom has been opened at West Lulworth, the stone is considered superior to that of Portland.


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