This statue of Thomas Hardy stands at the Top O’ Town, Dorchester, remembering Dorset’s most famous and loved author and poet. Born in 1840, apart from five years in London, he lived all his life in Dorset dying in 1928 at Max Gate, his home in Dorchester.
Alfred the Great was a truly great king– frustrating Viking assaults on his kingdom of Wessex that he governed from 871 to 899. This statue of him surveys the garden of the Abbey at Shaftesbury and the country towards South Dorset. It was sculpted in the early 1990’s by Andrew Du Mont
The stag which surmounts the entrance arch on the north side of Charborough Park, the home of the Drax family for over 400 years, can appear from some directions, to have five legs.
This statue is in front of the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Museum. It depicts George Loveless, the leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, languishing in Dorchester prison recovering from sickness before being deported to Australia with the other martyrs.