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Mettingham Castle Remains

A Grade II Listed Building in Mettingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4458 / 52°26'44"N

Longitude: 1.4711 / 1°28'15"E

OS Eastings: 635983

OS Northings: 288756

OS Grid: TM359887

Mapcode National: GBR XMG.LRD

Mapcode Global: VHM6H.GS1F

Plus Code: 9F43CFWC+8C

Entry Name: Mettingham Castle Remains

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282169

Location: Mettingham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR35

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Mettingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mettingham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Mettingham Castle Remains


The ruins of a fortified manor house. Founded by Sir John de Norwich who was
granted licence to crenellate in 1342, the building work being completed by
Dame Margaret, his wife. The moated site enclosed about 5 acres of which the
castle occupied the northern enclosure. The buildings of the late C14 and C15
monastic college were sited within a smaller moated enclosure to the south of
the castle (see Item 4/19). The chief remains of the castle is the gatehouse
in the north wall. This is of flint rubble, with freestone and red brick
dressings. 3 storeys with ruinous crenellated parapet. Flanking towers,
square to the front and canted back to the side walls. Moulded stone entrance
arch, dying at the imposts; there are remains of the barbican and doorways to
the machicolated gallery which was above. The archway through the gatehouse
was vaulted. To each side of the gatehouse are substantial remains of the
northern curtain walls with window openings at 3 levels. Part of the south
wall also survives. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology
Vol.4, pp.77-89. Scheduled Ancient Monument (County No.70).

Listing NGR: TM3598388756

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