Eye Castle

Date:
25 Aug 1999
Location:
Eye Castle, Castle Street, Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
Reference:
IOE01/00260/13
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

EYE

TM1473 CASTLE STREET 585-1/7/56 (North side) 15/06/51 Eye Castle

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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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Freeman2_Barry IOE Records for Freeman2, Barry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Barry Freeman. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Freeman2, Barry

Rights Holder: Freeman2, Barry

Keywords

Brick, Flint, Medieval Motte And Bailey, Monument <By Form>, Castle, Defence, Curtain Wall, Wall, Barrier, Fortification, Windmill, Industrial, Wind Power Site, Power Generation Site, House, Domestic, Dwelling