CORFE CASTLE VILLAGE
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
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Corfe Castle, Dorset, England         OS Map Grid Ref: SY968816
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The village, a Saxon stronghold dominating the strategic gap in the Purbecks here is, in its turn, dominated by the Norman castle which secured the gap in the Purbeck Hills here. The name of the place was once 'Corvesgate' signifying 'cutting'.

The village practically consists of only two streets which meet at a little market-place with its steps under the old stone cross but has a great charm in no small measure due to the use of the local stone not only for walls but for roofing as well.

Near the cross, the Inn has a room which serves as a porch and straddles the pavement beneath on pillars and some of the many stone cottages of the village have their stone stairs to the upper storey on the outside.

The ground floor of the former town hall near the village cross noiw houses a small museum with a wide variety of materials displayed from local seals, and Roman pottery to household items through the ages.

The War Memorial here which takes the form of a gate guarding the burial-ground is unusual in that the inscription reads ' Do'set men don't sheame their kind' - these, the words of William Barnes, are a very rare use of dialect for such a purpose.

   
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The history of the village is very closely tied with that of the castle and the parish church, like the castle, suffered much during the Civil War.

Corfe castle was incorporated as a borough in the 16th century and returned two members of parliament until disenfranchisd in 1832.

The road eastwards from the foot of the castle mound (under the railway viaduct) leads past the village of Studland and over Studland peninsula to the car ferry which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. Besides Studland Road and near the railway viaduct is the pumping station built of Purbeck stone in 1921.

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The tower of the church, most of which was rebuilt by the victorians, which suffered greatly at the hands of the Roundheads (Sir Walter Earl made the church his headquarters during the seige of Corfe Castle) dates from the 15th century, the rest having been rebuilt in 1860 utilising much of the material recovered from the old structure. It possesses a 15-century font fashioned from the local Purbeck marble and a stone coffin lid carved with a Celtic cross measuring only some 0.5m (18 inches) in length. This latter may have contained the heart of a man or maybe the tiny body of a Saxon child. One of the Norman piers of the nave arcade possesses a capital carved with daisies and the north doorway has a 14th-century arch atop Norman pillars.


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Geology of the Country Around Weymouth, Swanage, Corfe and Lulworth
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The Kings England Dorset
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