Corfe Castle village, Dorset
Corfe Castle is a picturesque village in southeast Dorset. It is the site of a ruined castle visited by many tourists in summer. The village and castle stand over a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The village lies in the gap below the castle, and is about five miles south-east of Wareham, and the same distance west of Swanage. The village is quite well served with transport links; the main A351 road Lytchett Minster to Swanage and the Swanage Railway both thread their way through the gap and the village. There has been some sort of human habitation here from at least 6000BC, with ancient burial mounds located around Corfe Castle common. The common also points to a later Celtic field system worked by the Durotriges tribe. Evidence suggests that the tribe co-existed with the Romans in a trading relationship following the Roman invasion. The name "Corfe" is derived from the Saxon word for 'gap'. Currently Corfe Castle village has a population of about 1,500 people.
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