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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.

This was the first NT property I visited after joining in 2009, although I had made two previous visits prior to this in 2006 and 2008.   The collection contains photographs from 2008 onwards (I was still on a 35mm camera in 2006 and decided not to use any photographs from that session when I rebuilt this collection in 2018).
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P03939 - The Outer
Gatehouse
P54786 - Plukenet Tower
P65398 - The Keep
P81384 - The Keep
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P01436 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P81387 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P03945 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P81389 - The Keep
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P54811 - The Keep
P65394 - The Keep
P81422 - Looking northwest
P65390 - Steps
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P54790 - Entrance to
the Keep
P65389 - Castle
Wall
P54791 - The north end of Corfe Castle
P81421 - 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
P81419 - The Gloriette
P01423 - Castle
ruins
P81415 - The Keep
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