A secluded village in a sleepy dell north of Weymouth. In the year 1801 there was a large camp formed on Bincombe Downs during the anticipation of Bonaparte's threatened invasion. King George III who spent much of the summer at Weymouth, frequently visited the camp. Two poor young Germans deserted whilst at the camp from the regiment of York Hussars. Both were shot and their remains are buried in Bincombe's churchyard ¹.
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¹ Read a true love story concerning this event at Weymouth-Dorset.co.uk.