The ancient walled town of Wareham, Dorset is such a throwback to a bygone age it’s surprising they haven’t suspended it in aspic.
A 1920s cinema is preserved in all its glory and shows old films in the most romantic setting you could wish for. Boats bob in the harbour. An old bakery serves delicious traditional cakes and pastries by a roaring fire. And steam trains will soon chuff in and out on their way to Swanage, after millions of pounds was raised to connect Swanage Railway to the main line.
It’s just lovely, is Wareham.
Of course, with a place like this the residents tend also to be historic artefacts. Nearly a third are aged over 60; 99 per cent of its 6,000 or so residents are white as diversity hasn’t reached Wareham yet. Despite this elderly population however, there are good and excellent schools around and tonnes to do for families within a few miles such as The Tank Museum, Monkey World and Farmer Palmer’s.
There is also a thriving sports and leisure centre, on the same site as the town’s secondary school.
Historically Wareham is important. Its Saxon walls – ancient earth ramparts likely built by Alfred the Great – encompass old Roman roads, with North, South, East and West Streets bisecting each other. The town sits between the rivers Piddle and Frome, just a short boat ride from Poole. Its Saxon roots are in evidence in many places around the town, such as the church of Lady St Mary.
Lawrence of Arabia used to come here often from his home just a short drive away.
Modern day life in Wareham isn’t too far removed from TE Lawrence’s day. However there are plenty of events – it’s not just beer and skittles.
The town’s carnival takes place in July with a parade, fireworks and music by the Quay. A music festival is held in summer, with bands playing on the Quay, the Town Hall and the town’s pubs. The Wareham Court Leet, one of the few remaining Court Leets in Britain, meets nightly during the last week in November.
You can take a stroll round its many independent shops, and dine out in a surprisingly large array of eateries.
All this, with a price tag slightly less than in some parts of Dorset – though still relatively high in terms of the UK as a whole.
Properties in Wareham had an overall average price of £339,246 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Wareham during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £416,095. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £315,400, with terraced properties fetching £268,993.
Overall, sold prices in Wareham over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 6% down on the 2017 peak of £360,491.
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