Heritage – Weekly Photo Challenge

Living only three or four miles from Corfe Castle as we do, it would be impossible not to take the opportunity to respond to the Heritage prompt with a few pictures of a sight that we must pass several times a week, and which we never tire of admiring.

Corfe Castle guarded the principal route through the Purbeck Hills.  Originally a wooden construction, it was rebuilt in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.  When it was captured by the Parliamentarians, systematic destruction of the castle began in 1646.  It’s thought that many of the houses in the surrounding village of Corfe were built by stone that had been salvaged from the ruins.  The castle and surrounding land was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1982 by the Bankes family.

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About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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26 Responses to Heritage – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. margaret21 says:

    !000 years old and counting. That’s quite something ….


  2. Love the pictures 🙂


  3. Sue says:

    Ah, a lovely old bit of heritage….


  4. jellico84 says:

    WOW! So beautiful. I think that it would be really nice to live so close to beautiful, old castles and such.


  5. I see why you love it, Sandra. I would, too. I do love castles, whether intact or ruins but not many in the States. 🙂



  6. Stephen Rees says:

    And the old railway running past Corfe Castle has also been preserved! I first visited when I was about 10 years old.

    Lovely pictures.


    • Sandra says:

      My husband volunteers at Southern Locomotive in Swanage. We regularly use the railway and the line runs through the bottom of our valley. I can’t see the locos but I can see the head of steam! 🙂


  7. Not much left from this castle. We have similar ruins in Poland. Looking at them, I always think about they previous glory …


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  10. Anna Love says:

    These are stunning, historically speaking!


  11. writelindy says:

    One of my favourite local haunts. Thank you for sharing it.


  12. Rupali says:

    Great captures.


  13. Very interesting History of this castle.
    Regards , Elke


  14. Impressive ruins! And your photos captured them well.


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