SY9682 : Ruined gatehouse, Corfe Castle

taken 9 years ago, near to Corfe Castle, Dorset, Great Britain

Ruined gatehouse, Corfe Castle
Ruined gatehouse, 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
Thursday, 10 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 January, 2010
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Castle (detail)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 960 821 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.3470N 2:3.4756W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 961 820
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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