Bungay Castle, Bungay - Waveney

Medieval castle built by Roger Bigod. Problems with the southern C13 tower to the gatehouse have been addressed and urgent repairs completed. Discussions ongoing over further repairs and conservation work to the keep, northern gatehouse tower, and curtain and bailey walls. Conservation statement and condition survey currently being prepared to inform next steps.

Bungay Castle, Bungay - Waveney
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bungay Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006060
  • Local Planning Authority: Waveney
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Bungay Castle
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Waveney
  • Parish: Bungay
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Waveney
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006060 and 1034404