Castles, Ruins and Old Buildings - Gary Cook

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, standing above the tiny village of Corfe in the county of Dorset, in the south of England. The original castle was built by William the Conqueror, shortly after after the Norman invasion of England in 1066. The castle survived for many centuries, once having been owned by Queen Elizabeth 1st. But the castle finally met its end and was demolished in 1645 on the orders of Parliament, after falling to a siege by the Roundheads during the English Civil war.