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Latitude: 52.3201 / 52°19'12"N
Longitude: 1.1501 / 1°9'0"E
OS Eastings: 614786
OS Northings: 273783
OS Grid: TM147737
Mapcode National: GBR TJL.HL8
Mapcode Global: VHL9F.WYC9
Entry Name: Eye Castle
Listing Date: 15 June 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1316598
English Heritage Legacy ID: 468308
Location: Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Eye
Built-Up Area: Eye (Mid Suffolk)
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Eye St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM1473 CASTLE STREET
585-1/7/56 (North side)
15/06/51 Eye Castle
Motte and bailey castle. Motte raised 1066-71 and castle
erected, the latter mostly destroyed in C14. Windmill
constructed upon motte 1561-62, its successor demolished 1844
and replaced with house for Sir Edward Kerrison. This damaged
1965 during gale, partly collapsed 1979. House constructed of
whole flints with brick piers and dressings. No roof. Plan is
irregular enneagon consisting of curtain walls with living
accommodation to south and west. To west side are remains of
winder staircase to first floor, collapsed 1979. South end
with foundations for 3 rooms. Curtain wall with arrow loops.
Remains of late C12 flint curtain wall extends to north-west
down motte to form part of north curtain wall of inner bailey.
Historical note: house built for Sir Edward Kerrison's batman,
who had saved his life during Battle of Waterloo.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, county number 6.
(Paine C: The History of Eye: Diss: 1993-: 4-5).
Listing NGR: TM1478673783
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