The Bankes family lived in Dorset since the 17th Century and owned 16,000 acres of east Dorset and Purbeck, including Studland. The family were also well travelled and explored Europe and the Middle East. This section explores the people, places and stories that make up the content of the Bankes Archive.

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Interactive map

Explore the stories of the Bankes family and their travels through this online map. New information will be added as we continue to discover details within the Bankes Archive.

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