Corfe Castle Boards

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In 2009 we paid towards the creation and installation of two interpretation boards. These are to help people visualise how the area would have looked at previous times.

The first is at West Mill, near where the road from Corfe Castle to Church Knowle crosses the river. The board is on the footpath that takes you alongside the river from Castle View Visitor Centre.

Approaching the board from the visitor centre

The board is in a very heavy frame

The deep frame, shadows and the glass cover make it difficult to get a clear picture. Click on the picture to go to a larger version which will open in a new tab/window. Click here to see an early version of the artwork.

Looking back towards the visitor centre

Since this board was installed we've also contributed to the cost of some information posts along the path, telling visitors about the wildlife. They were designed by pupils from The Purbeck School in Wareham. Click here to read about them.

The second board is at the site of The Rings. This is alongside the road from Corfe Castle to Church Knowle, about 250 yards south of the bridge over the river. It's reached by following the signed footpath from West Mill.

This is the site from which the main castle was bombarded by King Stephen in the 12th century, and later by the Parliamentary forces during the Civil War

Approaching along the footpath, The Rings are behind the board

The board, with the castle in the background

Again, the deep frame, shadows and the glass cover make it difficult to get a clear picture. Click on the picture to go to a larger version which will open in a new tab/window. Click here to see an early version of the artwork.

There's a nice uninterrupted view of the castle from The Rings, and you can see why the site was chosen.

This page was last updated 28 November 2013

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