Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Corfe Castle within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Corfe Castle, small town, hundred, and par., Isle of Purbeck, SE. Dorset, 4 miles SE. of Wareham -- hundred and par., 8809 ac. land and 1075 ac. water, pop. 1777; P.O., T.O. The castle, which is situated upon an isolated hill, was dismantled during the civil war, and is now in ruins. King Edward the Martyr was assassinated at its gates in 979, and King John starved to death 22 noblemen within its walls in 1202. In the neighbourhood of the town are quarries of Purbeck marble and pits of potter's clay.