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The Globe to South East of Durlston Head Castle, Swanage

Description: The Globe to South East of Durlston Head Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 108175

OS Grid Reference: SZ0348777244
OS Grid Coordinates: 403487, 77244
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5949, -1.9521

Location: Tilly Whim Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JL

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2JL

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Listing Text

The Globe to south-east of
Durlston Head Castle
SZ 07 NW 2/49

Erected 1891. Stone globe about 10 ft in radius surrounded by a circle of cast iron
railings. At the base is a tablet recording distances between stars and planets. To
the rear are a series of panels with opposite quotations from the Bible, Shakespeare,
the Aeneid and Tennyson and further tables of distances. Around the Globe are 11 posts
inscribed "1815 St Martin" or "St Giles and Bloomsbury" which George Burt had acquired
during his building ventures in London. Included for group value. This is how the
Victorians saw the world and the universe.

Listing NGR: SZ0348777244

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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