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Dorset Collection

Dorset, a picturesque county located in the southwest of England, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and historical significance

Background imageDorset Collection: Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Gold Hill in Winter, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

Gold Hill in Winter, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

Background imageDorset Collection: Portman Ravine, Southbourne, Dorset

Portman Ravine, Southbourne, Dorset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageDorset Collection: Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageDorset Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDorset Collection: Wimborne Minster, Dorset - The High Street

Wimborne Minster, Dorset - The High Street Date: circa 1907

Background imageDorset Collection: Picture No. 10741261

Picture No. 10741261
Portland Bill, Isle of Portland, Dorset, England Date:

Background imageDorset Collection: Picture No. 10741258

Picture No. 10741258
Lyme Regis, showing The Cobb, the harbour wall, coastal town, Lyme Bay, Dorset Date:

Background imageDorset Collection: Mudeford Spit, a sandbank, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Mudeford Spit, a sandbank, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Swanage Beach and white cliffs, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Swanage Beach and white cliffs, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: England / Mudeford 1940S

England / Mudeford 1940S
Narrowing down from the harbour, the River Avon passes through The Race at Mudeford, Dorset, England and then goes on to the sea

Background imageDorset Collection: Golden Cliff and beach at West Bay near Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast

Golden Cliff and beach at West Bay near Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: The ruins of the 11th century Corfe Castle after sunset, near Wareham, Isle of Purbeck

The ruins of the 11th century Corfe Castle after sunset, near Wareham, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Beach huts on Mudeford Spit or Sandbank, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England

Beach huts on Mudeford Spit or Sandbank, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Deckchairs, beach and pier, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Deckchairs, beach and pier, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageDorset Collection: The harbour from the Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The harbour from the Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: The harbour, West Bay, Dorset, England, UK

The harbour, West Bay, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageDorset Collection: Durdle Door, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Durdle Door, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Studland Beach and The Foreland or Hardfast Point, showing Old Harry Rock

Studland Beach and The Foreland or Hardfast Point, showing Old Harry Rock, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: The beach, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The beach, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageDorset Collection: Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) perching on a branch. This bird is very small, with a length of only 13-15 centimetres including its very long tail. It is found in most of Europe and Asia

Background imageDorset Collection: Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Bay, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Bay, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England

Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England

Background imageDorset Collection: UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

Background imageDorset Collection: Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale

Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale, Dorset, England, UK, September 2015

Background imageDorset Collection: Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) on Eype Down with Colmer's Hill in background, Bridport

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) on Eype Down with Colmer's Hill in background, Bridport, Dorset, England, UK. May 2014

Background imageDorset Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorset Hay Wain

Dorset Hay Wain
A farmer leading a horse-drawn hay cart (or hay wain) in a country lane in Dorset, England. Date: early 1940s

Background imageDorset Collection: T. E. Lawrences House

T. E. Lawrences House
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imageDorset Collection: Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Looking east across Kimmeridge Bay towards St. Aldhelms Head, Isle of Purbeck

Looking east across Kimmeridge Bay towards St. Aldhelms Head, Isle of Purbeck, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Bill, Isle of Portland, Dorset, England

Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Bill, Isle of Portland, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Corfe village and castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Corfe village and castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Sunrise at Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic coast, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Sunrise at Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic coast, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageDorset Collection: Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of

Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of Wales, c. 1250 (1944)
Many place-names are still recognisable today. The word Auster, written over the English Channel at the bottom, refers to wind bringing heavy cloud cover and fog

Background imageDorset Collection: Mill Pond, Swanage

Mill Pond, Swanage
A lovely tranquil scene, with ducks on the old mill-pond in the charming village of Swanage, Dorset, England. Date: 1939

Background imageDorset Collection: Swanage park and Swanage Harbour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Swanage park and Swanage Harbour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth

Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDorset Collection: Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDorset Collection: 1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast

1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast
Copperplate engraving from 1720 Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in " Britannia Depicta". Lyme Regis early 18th century map showing the Jurassic coast focussing on Lyme Regis

Background imageDorset Collection: Old Town and Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Old Town and Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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Dorset, a picturesque county located in the southwest of England, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and historical significance. From its stunning coastline along the Jurassic Coast to its charming towns and landmarks, it offers something for every traveler. One notable figure associated with this region is Mary Anning (1799-1847), a renowned paleontologist who made groundbreaking discoveries in fossil hunting. Her contributions to science are celebrated in museums across the world. Picture No. 10741258 captures Swanage Beach and its iconic white cliffs, showcasing the breathtaking scenery that awaits visitors. The Jurassic Coast stretches along Dorset's shoreline, offering glimpses into millions of years of Earth's history. Another highlight is Durdle Door, an impressive limestone arch standing tall against crashing waves. This natural wonder attracts countless visitors who marvel at its beauty and snap memorable photographs. For train enthusiasts, the Swanage Railway provides an enchanting journey through time as steam trains chug their way past Corfe Castle. This medieval ruin adds an air of mystery and intrigue to the already captivating landscape. Mudeford Spit, a sandbank nestled within Christchurch Harbour, offers tranquility amidst nature's splendor. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks or simply relax on sandy shores while taking in panoramic views of this idyllic location. Weymouth Harbour presents a bustling scene with colorful boats bobbing on calm waters. Its vibrant atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for strolling along promenades or indulging in fresh seafood from local eateries. The Golden Cliff near Bridport showcases yet another facet of Dorset's charm – rugged cliffs contrasting against golden sands below. It serves as a gateway to exploring more wonders along the Jurassic Coastline. Studland Beach beckons beachgoers with its pristine shores and stunning vistas that include The Foreland or Hardfast Point featuring Old Harry Rock – distinctive chalk formations rising majestically from turquoise waters.