Poundbury is an extension to the historic country town of Dorchester, built on the principles of traditional architecture and urban planning as advocated by HRH The Prince of Wales, and delivered by the Duchy of Cornwall.
life in poundbury
Poundbury is designed with a set of key human centred principles to put people before cars, integrate places of work with homes and invest in buildings of exceptionally high construction quality and aesthetic standards. Since breaking ground in 1993, the community has achieved worldwide acclaim from architects, town planners, academics and house builders, both for its intelligent design and success in creating a highly desirable and diverse new community.
Queen Mother Square is the centre of life in Poundbury, with its collection of independent shops including a butcher and aWaitrose supermarket.The new 20-bedroom Duchess of Cornwall Inn is set to open later this year on the east side of the square. Smaller squares, beautiful gardens and wilder areas of parkland are woven into the fabric of Poundbury, including the formal gardens and expansive lawns of Pavilion Green stretching north of Royal Pavilion.
above Woodlands Crescent, Poundbury
Butter Market Square, Poundbury
A Market in Queen Mother Square
Bridport Road, Poundbury