Corfe Castle (St. Edward, King and Martyr)
St. Edward, Corfe Castle
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Current church guide (available July 2000):
The Church of St. Edward King and Martyr, Corfe
Illustrated eight page booklet containing a short
history of the church - including the Victorian restoration and more
recent changes. Other booklets available are a life of the Saxon King
Edward - who was murdered in AD 978 or 979 - and a detailed History of
the bells and bellframe prior to renovation that was published in
1995 to support the restoration of the bells.
There are six bells, the Tenor weighing 11 cwt.
The church and village of Corfe Castle from the Castle, May 2014
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Last updated: 27 May 2014.