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The Globe to South East of Durlston Head Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5949 / 50°35'41"N

Longitude: -1.9521 / 1°57'7"W

OS Eastings: 403487

OS Northings: 77244

OS Grid: SZ034772

Mapcode National: GBR 45H.R7V

Mapcode Global: FRA 67SH.KBG

Entry Name: The Globe to South East of Durlston Head Castle

Listing Date: 21 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108175

Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

DURLSTON HEAD
1.
5190
The Globe to south-east of
Durlston Head Castle
SZ 07 NW 2/49
II GV

2.
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

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