Dorchester Town Council
Views around Dorchester

20th and 21st Centuries

20th and 21st Centuries Thomas Hardy is remembered with a statue near County Hall.  The town grows with distinctive shops and markets.  The Borough Gardens, created in 1896 and renovated in 2007, are a venue for Dorchester Festival.  Poundbury, symbolised by the Brownsword Hall, brings further expansion.

In the last century Dorchester has built and lost many spectacular commercial buildings, some of which are seen here.

The Borough Gardens, created in 1896 and renovated in 2006-07 is a regular venue for community events such as the Dorchester Festival.

Thomas Hardy sits by County Hall and Dorset County Hospital.  The town fountain was built in 2000.

One of the most colourful and enduring aspects of Dorchester is the weekly market.

The expansion of the town is represented by views of the Brownsword Hall and Poundbury Farmers Market.