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Clouds Hill
Lawrence's beloved cottage in Dorset, Clouds Hill was his refuge from army life, a place where he read and played music, and where he planned to spend his retirement. In these humble rooms T.E. entertained a string of distinguished guests. It stands today as it was left in 1935.
Finding it: 9 miles east of Dorchester, Dorset
Web: National Trust - Clouds Hill

The Tank Museum
Bovington Camp is the home of the Tank Corps. Lawrence spent two years here in the ranks under the assumed name of T.E.Shaw. The Tank Museum has a special permanent Lawrence exhibition including a 1918 Rolls Royce armoured car, relics of the desert campaign and a Brough Superior motorcycle.
Finding it: Bovington Camp, Wareham, Dorset
Tel: +44 1929 405096

St Martin's Church
A small but important medieval church, St Martin's is where Lawrence's Crusader styled tomb can be found. It was carved by his friend, eminent sculptor Eric Kennington, between 1935 and 1938.
Finding it: Wareham, Dorset

St Nicholas Church
Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident and was buried on May 21st 1935 at St Nicholas Church, Moreton, just a few miles from his home at Clouds hill in Dorset. His funeral was attended by a multitude of soldiers, statesmen, writers and artists. His grave can be found in the cemetery annexe.
Finding it: Moreton, Dorset

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Dorset: Lawrence's retreat later in life
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