The 17th century Manor House at Poxwell, with stone mullioned windows, chambered porch and a unique little porter's lodge over the garden gateway, has outlived the more modern church which dominated it for many years. This place of worship with round tower and spire, unusual in this county, was demolished in the 1970s.

Built by the Henning's, the Manor House is situated in a small copse with a green hill as a backcloth. The Portland stone thatched cottages, all built in 1843, which line the main Weymouth road have been restored, and the peaceful village gives no indication of the evil events of the high Down just beyond the village, where fanatical Druids long ago made human sacrifices around a stone circle. A miniature Stonehenge with a diameter of only 14 feet.

There is an ornamental well in the village, but name derivation experts are divided as to whether Poxwell is Puck's Well, or named after a tribesman called Poca, who lived on the hill. Well coming from the old English 'swelle' - hill.

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