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CORFE CASTLE, DORSET

1883 Excavation CORFE CASTLE


Director of fieldwork T Bond

Publications :
Reference Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 103/1981/126

Reference Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 71/1949/58-59

Reference Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1970/DORSET II/57-78

1950's Excavation CORFE CASTLE


Archive Holder Dorset County Museum
Director of fieldwork P A Brown

Publications :
Reference Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 103/1981/126

Reference Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 96/1974/71

Reference Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1970/DORSET II/57-78

1985 Measured Survey CORFE CASTLE

Director of fieldwork H G Dewey

1986- 1990 Excavation CORFE CASTLE

Excavations in the West Bailey and Outer Gatehouse followed, in 1990, by
investigations in the 3rd and 4th towers of the Outer Bailey.
National Trust Project Reference Nos.: 1081,1082,1084 & 1086.
Director of fieldwork D W R Thackray
Funding Body/Financier National Trust
Auspices National Trust
Director of fieldwork M Papworth
Funding Body/Financier English Heritage

Publications :
Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 109/1987/

Interim report Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 110/1988/156-7

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 111/1989/114

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 112/1990/125

Reference Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration LEECH,P./1987/AML Report 107/

1991- 1995 Excavation CORFE CASTLE

Excavations within the fourth tower and the Great Ditch of the outer
bailey, the bridge south of the SW gatehouse, and the Inner Ward Gateway.
Investigations in 1995 involved the removal of 3 areas of tumbled stonework
from the Inner Ward gateway (classified by the National Trust as a watching
brief).
Finds/archive held at National Trust's Castle View Office, Corfe Castle.
National Trust Project Reference Nos.: 1087-1091
Director of fieldwork David Thackray
Director of fieldwork T Phillimore
Finds Holder National Trust Wessex Regional Office
Auspices National Trust
Director of fieldwork M Papworth
Funding Body/Financier English Heritage
Archive Holder National Trust

Publications :
Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 113/1991/

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 114/1992/

Interim report Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 115/1993/

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 116/1994/

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 117/1995

Interim report The National Trust annual archaeological review 4/1995

1996 Evaluation CORFE CASTLE

7 test pits within Keep to test condition of cross walls/depth of ashlar
facing. Excavation on larger scale (see UID 1076338), instigated on basis
of findings.
National Trust Project Reference No.: 1092
Director of fieldwork Nancy Grace
Auspices National Trust

1996 Excavation CORFE CASTLE

Excavations revealed the two cross walls in the south half of the Keep.
Only the top metre of rubble was removed, so finds were largely 19th and
20th century, although some Civil War objects were also found.
Director of fieldwork Martin Papworth
Director of fieldwork Nancy Grace
Auspices National Trust
Funding Body/Financier English Heritage
Archive Holder National Trust

Publications :
Note Council for British Archaeology Group 12: Newsletter /April 1997

Interim report Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 118/1996

1997 Excavation CORFE CASTLE, INNER WARD

Excavations in 1997 took place on the west side of the Gloriette, to
uncover the plan of the length of wall linking the west end of the Long
Chamber to the Gloriette stair passage to the north.
Director of fieldwork Nancy Grace
Director of fieldwork Martin Papworth
Auspices National Trust
Archive Holder National Trust Cirencester Office

Publications :
Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 119/1997

Note The National Trust annual archaeological review 6/1998

1999- 2001 Photogrammetric Survey CORFE CASTLE

Surveys carried out in advance of conservation work to the Keep, Butavant Tower and outer bailey walls.
Funding Body/Financier National Trust
Archive Holder National Trust

Publications :
Note Council for British Archaeology Group 12: Newsletter CBA Wessex News/April 2002

Note Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 121/1999

2008 Architectural Survey SOUTH-WEST GATEHOUSE, CORFE CASTLE

Director of fieldwork John Wilson
Archive Holder Dorset Record Office
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Full report The South-West Gatehouse, Corfe Castle. by Wilson J

2008 Measured Survey THE GLORIETTE, CORFE CASTLE

Fragments of wall painting were found during repair and conservation of castle stonework. A condition survey was carried out.
Funding Body/Financier National Trust
Auspices McNeilage Conservation
Director of fieldwork R Mcneilage
Director of fieldwork T Mcneilage
Archive Holder National Trust

Publications :
Full report Condition Survey of the Fragments of Wall Painting in the Gloriette, Corfe Castle. by McNeilage R & McNeilage T