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Latitude: 52.8991 / 52°53'56"N
Longitude: 1.152 / 1°9'7"E
OS Eastings: 612096
OS Northings: 338168
OS Grid: TG120381
Mapcode National: GBR T9M.B1C
Mapcode Global: WHLR2.NDRB
Entry Name: Remains of Baconsthorpe Castle
Listing Date: 30 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1049845
English Heritage Legacy ID: 224554
Location: Baconsthorpe, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR25
District: North Norfolk
Civil Parish: Baconsthorpe
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Baconsthorpe St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG 13 NW BACONSTHORPE
7/1 Remains of Baconsthorpe
Remains of castle, c.1460-86, built for John Heydon (died 1480) and Sir Henry
Heydon (died 1504). Flint with some brick. Square court 30m across, complete
curtain walls reduced to 3-4 metres, central 3-storeyed gatehouse to south;
remains of roofless 2 storey range to east; moat to south, west and north,
wide mere to east. Roofless gatehouse of 3 bays with central 2-storeyed
projection for draw bridge, coursed knapped and galletted flint, string
course at 1st floor, 4-centred arch opening to left and right, ground floor,
having moulded stone surrounds under voussoirs of alternate flint and tiles;
2 openings to 1st floor, three to 2nd floor include stone mullioned 2-light
window with 4 centred heads as now in Baconsthorpe Hall (qv 7/2). Brick
culverts to moat from below ground floor gardrobes, single to left, double
to right. Passageway with remains of tierceron stone vaulting, 4-centred
stone doorways to left and right rooms each with brick groined vaults.
Remants of stair turret at rear to west. Remnants of 2-storeyed range along
east wall, C16, in coursed galletted whole iron stained and knapped flints,
5 bays, central brick doorway with segmental arch, 4 renewed 4-light square
headed windows, mullions and transoms in wood. Remains of 3 storeyed square
tower at north corner, base of round tower to northwest corner, and two to
west wall. South wall, west, with 5 double loopholes. Castle was principal
residence of Heydon family, demolished after Civil War. S.E. Rigold:
Baconsthorpe Castle, H.M.S.0, 1966. Castle in care of English Heritage.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, Norfolk: 144.
Listing NGR: TG1209638168
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