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Remains of Claxton Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Claxton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5816 / 52°34'53"N

Longitude: 1.4458 / 1°26'44"E

OS Eastings: 633543

OS Northings: 303778

OS Grid: TG335037

Mapcode National: GBR XKW.0CQ

Mapcode Global: WHMTX.5CQQ

Entry Name: Remains of Claxton Castle

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1050630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 226742

Location: Claxton, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR14

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Claxton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Claxton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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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

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