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Remains of Claxton Castle, Claxton

Description: Remains of Claxton Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226742

OS Grid Reference: TG3354303778
OS Grid Coordinates: 633543, 303778
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5816, 1.4458

Location: The Street, Claxton, Norfolk NR14 7HU

Locality: Claxton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7HU

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Claxton Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Explore more of the area around Claxton, Norfolk at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

TG 30 SW side.
Remains of Claxton
2/35 Castle.

Remains of fortified house. Licence to castellate granted to William de
Kerdiston in 1333, present remains probably later. Brick with flint and
limestone. Long wall with three round towers. Remains of stair at east
end: openings with eliptical brick arches. In the north face of the wall,
a large off-centre arched opening now blocked; one tower against the western
jamb of archway on south side of wall. Evidence of many blocked openings,
quoins etc. Twin towers at south-east with arch between at low level.
Western tower contains staircase. Thatched lean-to summer house at west
end. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No. 149.

Listing NGR: TG3354303778

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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