Locations in the 1874 novel Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
"Maps of the Classics" by Peter Biggins
Puddletown, Dorset, GB
Site of Warren's Malthouse. Near Bathsheba's Upper Farm and Boldwood's Lower Farm. Fictional name given to the real town of Puddletown, which was Piddletown until changed by order of Queen Victoria.
Stinsford, Dorset, GB
Where Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in a cottage. Where he wrote Far From the Madding Crowd
Dorchester, Dorset, GB
Fictional name given to the real town of Dorchester. Where the Corn Market was.
Chedington, Dorset, GB
Where Gabriel Oak had his sheep farm.
Hooke, Dorset, GB
Where Bathsheba lived originally, with her aunt.
Salisbury, Wiltshire, GB
Fictional name for the real town of Salisbury. Where Fanny Robbin went to see Sgt. Troy.
Yellowham Wood, Dt2 8, United Kingdom null, GB
Fictinal name of Yellowham Wood, where Liddy went to visit her sister.
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
Weymouth, Dorset, GB
Where Sergeant Troy went to the races. Fictional name of the real town of Weymouth.
Bere Regis, United Kingdom null, GB
Site of the annual sheep fair. Fictional name for Westbury Hill.
St. Juliot Church
Davidstow, Cornwall, GB
Where Hardy in 1870 met his wife to be, Emma Gifford, who was staying with her sister, the wife of the rector of the church where Hardy served as architect for repair of the 15th century church and 14th century tower.
London, Greater London WC2N 6, GB
Where Hardy worked for architect Arthur Blookfield, 1863-1867.
St. Peter's Church
59 Elgin Ave
Paddington, Greater London W9 2, GB
Where Thomas Hardy and Emma Gifford were married in 1874.