Eugene  Birchall

Pictures of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex

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Wessex Place Names

Locations in Thomas Hardy's ‘Wessex’ novels and poems are linked to real places in South-West England. For example, when he writes about the fictitious Casterbridge, in Wessex, he is in fact writing about Dorchester in Dorset.  Click below  to view a comprehensive list of  Hardy’s fictitious places and where they are in the real world. Part of the charm of reading Hardy is his clever invention of ‘Wessex geography’.

Place Names link        (Alphabetically listed by fictitious names)

Real Place names link  (Download alphabetic list of real places)