Dorchester Town Council

Heritage Information

The Town Council is pleased to have worked with the Dorchester Joint Heritage Committee to produce a number of information boards which can be found located around the town.

As well as the information given on the boards themselves each board has a QR tag which enables smartphone users to obtain additional information and features.

The following information boards have been produced and you can view the boards and the additional material provided by the QR tag by either clicking on the tab to the left or on the list of boards below:-

Maumbury Rings                        Cornhill and the Corn Exchange    The Roman Walls

John's Pond at the Mill Stream    The Dorchester Henge                  Fordington 

The White Hart                          All Saints' Church, High East Street

The Dorset Martyrs                    Fairfield Market                             Eddison Everywhere

Fordington Vicarage

Remembering World War 1

As part of our commemoration of World War 1 the Council created a special Poppy Trail and an accompanying resource pack with lots of additional information. 

Heritage Tourism Projects


This project will provide a linked series of pedestrian wayfinding signage across the town centre to increase pedestrian flow to heritage and cultural sites across the town. The project is part funded by the European Fund for Rural Development.

The European Agricultural Fund

for rural development

Europe investing in rural areas


Other Heritage Notes

Dorset Martyrs Memorial leaflet

Dorset Martyrs Memorial - Dorset Magazine article
Reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers.  For more articles about Dorchester and Dorset visit

Princes Street Fountain leaflet