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REMAINS OF CLAXTON CASTLE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: REMAINS OF CLAXTON CASTLE

List entry Number: 1050630

Location

REMAINS OF CLAXTON CASTLE, THE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Claxton

National Park: THE BROADS

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 226742

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History

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Details

CLAXTON THE STREET, North TG 30 SW side. Remains of Claxton 2/35 Castle. 25.9.51 GV II*

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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National Grid Reference: TG 33543 03778

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