Winterborne Zelston

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  • Drawing by Joseph Pennell from "Highways & Byways in Dorset"
    by Sir Frederick Treves (first published in 1906).

    "It is worth while to turn aside to visit the hamlet of Winterborne Zelstone, for it is as rustic and picturesque a spot as will be found anywhere in Dorset.
    It is composed of a few old thatched cottages, a little inn, a little shop, a little bridge, all fitfully disposed along a grey road by the side of the fickle stream.
    In the early summer the water of the brook is almost hidden by forget-me-nots and extravagant weeds, while the meadows around are at their greenest."

Page last revised March 2003.

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