SY9582 : Collapsed tower, Corfe Castle

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

Collapsed tower, Corfe Castle
Collapsed tower, 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
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9595 8216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.3470N 2:3.5180W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9601 8213
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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