Wikipedia:WikiProject Dorset

The Dorset Cross, flag of Dorset

Welcome to WikiProject Dorset, a project dedicated to improving Wikipedia coverage of the English county, Dorset. Our goals are to improve existing articles and create needed articles regarding Dorset.

  • To improve existing articles and create needed articles regarding Dorset.
Assessment scope




Open tasksEdit


Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Dorset: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2009-04-10

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


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To join WikiProject Dorset, edit this section and add # ~~~~ and any comments to the bottom of the following list of members.

  1. MasterOfHisOwnDomain - I live on Portland and I'm interested in boosting all things Dorset.
  2. BarretBonden (talk · contribs) Dorset resident and interested in improving all things Dorset related on Wikipedia.
  3. Jolly Ω Janner from Devon, but want to help this WikiProject! 13:31, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. Huligan0 was born and bred in Swanage, now lives in Switzerland, and hopes that you work very hard, he's translating your work into German (see interwiki).
  5. Lakemirror Florida boy, married to a Dorset girl and moving to Bournemouth August 2010 - lover of all things Wessex.
  6. Lord Castellan Creed Born in dorset, lived in Dorset. Now in Verwood.
  7. Ytfc23 Born and bred in Dorset, happy to help on any matters Dorset.
  8. Mahahahaneapneap was born in Poole, and now attends the University of Bristol, but still spends a lot of his time in Oakdale in Poole.
  9. Ykraps went to school in Christchurch and spent most of his childhood there (Christchurch not school). He is interested in history.
  10. PaleCloudedWhite has never lived in Dorset, but hopes to one day....
  11. Jpbowen went to school and holidayed in Dorset.
  12. David J Johnson Lives in Dorchester and is interested in all things Dorset - although has limited time.
  13. Bermicourt Lived in Dorset several times and returning there. Love the county. Especially interested in geographical, historical and cultural aspects.
  14. Ajsmith141 - Born in Dorset and lived in Weymouth and then Portland for 11 years before moving to Cornwall, but with plans to return to the county in the future.
  15. Joseph2302 Joseph2302 (talk) 22:11, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  16. Maxim Stoyalov
  17. Nathaniel Cleland - Grown up in these parts (Stalbridge).
  18. Feline Hymnic (talk) Non-native. Some very enjoyable holidays on the Jurassic Coast.
  19. Cory Short. Love Dorset.
  20. BennH. Grew up on Portland, and love the island and its history. Aiming to work within this WikiProject to improve all articles related to Portland.
  21. Rossoh. Grew up on Portland, and want to help get all its articles above stub.

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Inactive membersEdit

This list includes those members of the project who have not edited for at least 365 days. If your name has been moved here, please feel free to move it back to the active members list upon your return. Note that some members listed here may not have edited because they have retired from the project or have chosen to leave Wikipedia altogether, in which case their names are listed only for recording purposes.

  1. TempyIncursion (talk · contribs) - I'm living in Bournemouth but originally from Plymouth, Devon. As a member of WikiProject Devon, I'd like to help here too. Tempy (talk)
  2. White43 - I live in Dorchester, was involved in getting the Flag and am interested in Dorset history.
  3. Abbeybufo - born in Poole, Dorset; brought up in Parkstone, but currently living in Hampshire - would like to help though have limited time ...
  4. DAFMM Interested in Dorset.
  5. anotherHOLiC Lifelong resident of the Dorchester area and lover of the county!
  6. VI talk, born and still living in Poole.
  7. Jamie_S (talk · contribs) - Lifelong Purbeckian, did a major rewrite of the Swanage WP. Interesting in improving this and other Dorset related articles.
  8. Who'sAfear'd A Dorset incomer, long-term Wikipedia user and some-time contributor, I'd like to get back into writing articles and thought I'd start with my village and those around it.
  9. Hillbillyholiday (talk) Bos Vegas born and bred, up for collaborating to improve Hengistbury Head (I've made a small start on it - Peace!)
  10. ijabz Have lived in Bridport for the last three years and enjoying exploring the surrounding area.
  11. CDM - Have lived in Dorset all my life: Poole/Bournemouth/Sandbanks/Ferndown/Wimborne/Canford Cliffs and now Lytchett Matravers.

Featured contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

  1. Featured article Brownsea Island Scout camp
  2. Featured article Dorset
  3. Featured article Dorset Ooser
  4. Featured article Isle of Portland
  5. Featured article Maiden Castle, Dorset
  6. Featured article Nine Stones, Winterbourne Abbas
  7. Featured article Mary Anning
  8. Featured article Weymouth, Dorset

Featured listsEdit

  1. Featured list List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in Southwest England

Good articlesEdit

  1. Bournemouth
  2. Cerne Abbas Giant
  3. Christchurch, Dorset
  4. Dorchester, Dorset
  5. The French Lieutenant's Woman
  6. Hengistbury Head
  7. HMS Hood (1891)
  8. Jurassic Coast
  9. Kingston Lacy
  10. Kingston Russell Stone Circle
  11. Lulworth Skipper
  12. Monmouth Rebellion
  13. Murder of Celine Figard
  14. Polled Dorset
  15. Poole
  16. Puddletown
  17. South West Coast Path
  18. Tesco bomb campaign
  19. Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

Former featured articlesEdit

Featured picturesEdit

Content mapEdit

This map displays the distribution of Good and Featured articles that are geographically-specific. It can be added to and modified at: Wikipedia:WikiProject Dorset/Map

Status Geotagged articles †
WikiProject Dorset is located in Dorset
Cerne Abbas Giant
Hengistbury Head
Jurassic Coast
Kingston Lacy
Kingston Russell Stone Circle
Rempstone Stone Circle
South West Coast Path
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Isle of Portland
Maiden Castle
Nine Stones, Winterbourne Abbas
Brownsea Island Scout Camp
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Good articles
BournemouthCerne Abbas GiantChristchurchDorchesterHengistbury HeadJurassic CoastKingston LacyKingston Russell Stone CirclePoolePuddletownRempstone Stone CircleSouth West Coast PathWeymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Featured articles
WeymouthMaiden CastleNine StonesIsle of PortlandDorsetBrownsea Island Scout camp
Biographical articles, or articles covering a non-geographic, non-tangible topic (such as culture, or an event) are not displayed or listed.

FA/GA CandidatesEdit

If you feel any articles in the scope of WikiProject Dorset, meet the criteria for either GA Status or FA Status then leave a message here with a link to the talk page. As a project we will review the article and award a status as per our assessment criteria.

Priorities to-doEdit

Put any articles here that are very important (usually High or Top) to Dorset and require some significant work. Leave a brief summary of why you have included it and the quality status (does not have to be an assessment by this Project).

  1. Update Dorset settlement articles with 2011 census data [[1]]. Please prioritise featured and good articles.


This section contains templates used by or applicable to the project. Note that new stub templates should be proposed before creation at WP:WSS/P

Talk page templateEdit

WikiProject Dorset (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Dorset, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics connected with Dorset. If you would like to participate, you can visit the WikiProject Dorset project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

All entries of Dorset towns and villages should have the above template placed on their talk pages. A list of categories whose articles should be tagged is available at Category:Dorset. Sometimes, you will see a UK geography WikiProject template already there; in these cases, add our template after theirs. You can add the template using the following code:

{{WikiProject Dorset|class=|importance=}}

See WikiProject Dorset for further examples and details of the suggestions parameter.

Project userboxEdit

To add this userbox to your user page use {{User WPDorset}}


Dorset Barnstar.png The WikiProject Dorset Barnstar


To use this, simply add {{subst:Dorset Barnstar|message ~~~~}} to the talk page of the user you wish to reward. Make sure you include a message which indicates why they are receiving the award.


{{Dorset}} is placed at the bottom of all the articles linked in the template to help readers "navigate" between the most important articles of Dorset.

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