Bankes Arms, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Number of views as of 9th May 2016 = 2700.
The imposing Purbeck stone frontage of the Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, built in 1549. Aside from the castle itself, the hotel or inn is one of the most attractive buildings in Corfe. Unlike many buildings in the village however, it is unlikely that the hotel was built using stone from the castle, since it pre-dates the English Civil War and Cromwell’s wanton destruction of the castle by a century.
Sir John Bankes bought Corfe Castle in 1635, and it remained in the Bankes family until as recently as 1981, when it was left to the National Trust as part of the Kingston Lacy estate.
Date: 28th September 2008.