SY9582 : Corfe Castle ruins

taken 11 years ago, near to Corfe Castle, Dorset, Great Britain

Corfe Castle ruins
Corfe Castle ruins
A superbly sited castle set on a hill in a gap.
Corfe Castle
The castle dates back to the 11th century, and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage.
During the Civil War the castle was besieged. The first siege, in 1643, lasted for six weeks before the Parliamentarians withdrew. The second siege, in 1646, was resisted for two months before the castle was betrayed by a member of the garrison. After this the castle was destroyed.
The castle is now managed by the National Trust.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 959 823 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.4225N 2:3.5436W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 960 822
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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