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Jurassic stone carved to celebrate Lulworth

A stone sculpture about creatures from 250 million years ago Credit: Lulworth

250 million-year-old creatures are being celebrated in stone at Lulworth Cove.

A five foot tall carving that weighs one tonne is on display to visitors at the World Heritage Site.

The sculptures were created by Jonathon Sells to depict life that evolved during the Jurassic and Triassic time periods.

Jonathon, from Corfe Castle, has a reputation for quirky pieces and his work has been exhibited extensively in Dorset.

The piece was commissioned by the Lulworth Estate to celebrate the Jurassic Coast.

Lulworth Head Ranger, Maddy Pfaff, said: "As well as being a work of art, this huge carving is also educational and fascinating. It stands in pride of place outside the Heritage Centre, in Lulworth Cove, setting the scene for what visitors are about to see next."

Sculptor Jonathon Sells working on the stone pieces Credit: Lulworth