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You will not be shaken, but you will be stirred by the beauty of little Langton Matravers, just outside Swanage on the Jurassic Coast.
One of the village’s claims to fame is that Ian Fleming, who wrote the James Bond novels, was educated here, at Durnford School.
There was once three prep schools here – The Old Malthouse opened in 1906 and only closed in 2007. Durnford and Spyway schools.
Durnford School – a notoriously spartan and uncomfortable prep – was next to the estate of the Bond family, whose motto is ‘Non sufficit orbis’ (‘The World Is Not Enough’). “Strip and swim” was the morning ritual for the boys – watched by headmaster Thomas Pellatt – into the sea from Dancing Ledge on the coast in 1898. Later, Pellatt had quarrymen blast out a pool in the rocks of Dancing Ledge for his pupils to swim in.
The school’s buildings became a ramshackle out-station of the Air Research Establishment’s Telecommunications Research Establishment, which devised Britain’s radar systems from 1940-42. Some were demolished soon afterwards although Durnford House still stands.
The village is still home to St George’s first school, which was established at the end of the 19th century.
There’s a lot here, considering there are just 81 households and a population of 853.
The village has an active local history society, which was formed in 1972. It runs a small museum centred around the quarrying industry, with more than 25,000 exhibits and each year the area plays host to the four-day Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, which has grown each year and recently boasted The Proclaimers as headliners. It has a considerable number of local genealogical charts; many publications including parish registers, details of monuments in the churchyard and cemetery (Anglican and Non Conformist); and some census transcriptions. Other publications cover the history of local villages, the history of Purbeck Stone quarrying, and Langton Matravers in World War II.
The village is within walking distance of the Jurassic Coast and features a field studies centre in Leeson House, a Grade II listed 19th-century house that was once a pre-prep school for younger boys until the 1960s.
Properties in Langton Matravers had an overall average price of £675,000 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Langton Matravers during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £817,500. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £645,000, with terraced properties fetching £450,000.
Overall, sold prices in Langton Matravers over the last year were 56% up on the previous year and 53% up on the 2016 peak of £442,333.
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