The ruins of this particularly fine house stand above Worbarrow Bay. It is one of the remaining dwellings of Tyneham. The village and 7,500 acres (30 km2) of surrounding heathland and chalk downland around the Purbeck Hills, were requisitioned just before Christmas 1943 by the then War Office (now MoD) for use as firing ranges for training troops. 225 people were displaced, the last person leaving a notice on the church door:
'Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly'.
Tyneham is only accessible when the Lulworth Ranges are open to the public.