SY9582 : The ruins of Corfe Castle rising behind the village

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

The ruins of Corfe Castle rising behind the village
The ruins of Corfe Castle rising behind the village
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
Friday, 27 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 959 821 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 959 820
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