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Corfe Castle

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The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs. The main route through the village is East Street which forms part of the A351 main road taking traffic to Wareham in the north and Swanage in the south. Separating the two streets is an area of common land called “the Halves”.

Corfe Castle

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15421772825/

 

 

The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs. The main route through the village is East Street which forms part of the A351 main road taking traffic to Wareham in the north and Swanage in the south. Separating the two streets is an area of common land called “the Halves”.

comments (11)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2014, 07:07
Lovely place but it is very busy for most of the year, rammed with traffic heading for Swanage
Bill Phillips: Wasn't too bad when we were there, but then it was a Monday and the schools were back!
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2014, 07:08
Oh, one of the most popular villages - olde merey England for sure - it's long, long ago that I have been there - and I ate there my first Scottish egg. There are many pubs as I recall, too. "Food all day"!
Bill Phillips: It is a lovely place indeed Philine. Funnily enough the pub on the right had just closed down! I suspect it will reopen before long though
What a lovely place Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is delightful Richard
Great to see the place again. A lovely part of the world Bill
Bill Phillips: It is Janet. I just wish it were closer
Corfe is such a delightful village with both the castle and the steam railway to enjoy. I wonder why the Banks Arms has closed, it always seemed busy on our visits.
Bill Phillips: I suspect it is going to get a refit and reopen next year Brian
One for the tourist brochure, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Or a jigsaw puzzle Tom
You picked a good day for this fine shot
Bill Phillips: It was glorious weather Martin
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Oct 2014, 17:40
It's a great castle ruin ... Were you in the Greyhound all day, Billiam?
Bill Phillips: We were on the move up to the top of the castle and a ride on the train....we are sophisticated tourists comrade. A bottle of Tizer and cheese sandwiches in greaseproof paper
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Oct 2014, 20:50
Most of the stone for the village came from the castle, I believe. In the local bread stop, the staff were dressed like villages wenches from the old days (yes, before you are I were nippers). Me and Miss Tripod Carrier will be in the castle grounds on the Winter Solstice to watch the sun come up (or the rain to tip down as it did last year).
Bill Phillips: A fine early example of recycling then. Why would anyone want to stand about waiting for the sun to rise on the Winter solstice?
I love how they use flower baskets to decorate the town!
Bill Phillips: Hanging baskets are seen a lot in the UK
  • Ray
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • 22 Oct 2014, 05:45
Lovely stuff, Squire...I have walked on the pavement on this very corner.
Bill Phillips: So I believe Ray

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