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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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P54932 - Corfe Castle
from the  southwest
P54936 - Corfe Castle
from the  south
P54784 - Corfe Castle
from the south
P61570 - Corfe Castle
from the  southeast
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P54814b - Corfe Castle from the railway station
P52647 - Corfe Castle
from the east


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