Roman Town House

Thomas Hardy: Dorchester’s Most Famous Son

Celebrated novelist and poet Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) grew up in a home just east of Dorchester.

Hardy’s townhouse, where he lived until his death, is now a public museum.

The fictional town in Hardy’s novel ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ is said to have been based on the author’s hometown of Dorchester.

30 Aug 2020