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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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P81418 - The Keep
P65377 - Well
P54812 - The Southwest Gatehouse
P03984 - Corfe Castle
from West Hill
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P03985 - Corfe Castle
from West Hill
P54932 - Corfe Castle
from the  southwest
P54936 - Corfe Castle
from the  south
P81426 - Corfe Castle
from the south
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P81427 - Corfe Castle
from the south
P61570 - Corfe Castle
from the  southeast
P54814b - Corfe Castle from the railway station
P81371 - Corfe Castle from the railway station
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P52647 - Corfe Castle
from the east



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