Max Gate is the former home of Thomas Hardy and is located in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
Hardy designed and lived in Max Gate from 1885 until his death in 1928. It was here that he wrote
, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure , as well as much of his The Mayor of Casterbridge poetry.
Max Gate is now owned by the
National Trust. The house contains several pieces of Hardy's furniture, although his study has been relocated to the Dorset County Museum.
Half of the 100m diameter
Neolithic interrupted ditch enclosure Flagstones is under the grounds of Max Gate; the other half was archaeologically excavated in 1987 prior to the construction of the Dorchester bypass. [1 ]
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^ Roland J C Smith, 1997, Excavations along the Route of the Dorchester Bypass, Dorset Wessex Archaeology Report
Coordinates: 50°42′29″N 2°25′12″W / 50.7081°N 2.4200°W