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Mettingham Castle Remains, Mettingham

Description: Mettingham Castle Remains

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282169

OS Grid Reference: TM3594088673
OS Grid Coordinates: 635940, 288673
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4450, 1.4704

Location: Castle Road, Mettingham, Suffolk NR35 1TQ

Locality: Mettingham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR35 1TQ

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE
4/18 Mettingham Castle Remains
- II*
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: TM3594088673

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Source: English Heritage

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