Parts of Tyneham shut over safety concerns

Parts of Tyneham shut over safety concerns

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:56am 24th October 2019.

Parts of Dorset's lost village of Tyneham have been closed to the public due to safety concerns.

Seven of the buildings in the village have been deemed un-safe by the Ministry of Defence, who own the land.

The village has been abandoned since 1943 when it was evacuated during World War 2. It's now become a tourist attraction.

A risk assessment of the buildings was done earlier this year, recommending some of the buildings for structural assessment. 

Tyneham Village

An MOD spokesperson said:

"Investigations have revealed that seven buildings in Tyneham village appear to be unsafe and we have closed off public access to them.

"We are currently working to establish whether the buildings can be repaired and reopened.

"The church, school house and farm complex are safe and remain open to the public at permitted times."

Tyneham Village

The MOD say the future of the affected buildings is still under consideration, and a final decision has not yet been made.