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Corfe Castle
Located on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, this castle dates back to the Norman Conquest when William the Conqueror built one of his first castles here (although the site was in use from pre-Saxon times).    The medieval period saw much additional work to the castle, but it was the English Civil War that was to be the castle's downfall.   A Royalist stronghold, it was captured after two sieges and subsequently demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.   However, as this collection shows, the castle was not completely obliterated and was passed to the National Trust in 1982.
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P03939 - The Outer
Gatehouse
P54786 - Plukenet Tower
P65398 - The Keep
P01436 - The Southwest Gatehouse
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P03945 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P54811 - The Keep
P65394 - The Keep
P65390 - Steps
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P54790 - Entrance to
the Keep
P65389 - Castle
Wall
P54791 - The north end of Corfe Castle
P65388 - Castle
Ruins
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P03950 - Looking west from the Keep
P54792 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P01419 - The Outer Bailey
54799 - The Outer Bailey
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P54796 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P65384 - The Gloriette
P01423 - Castle
ruins
P01426 - The Keep
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P65377 - Well
P54812 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P03984 - Corfe Castle
from West Hill
P03985 - Corfe Castle
from West Hill
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