Middleton Mount: Middleton Motte

  • Middleton, Norfolk
  • OSGB – TF 6607 1643
  • Scheduled Monument

 

Medieval motte and bailey, possible Adulterine castle with the motte measuring 147.6ft in diameter and standing 32.8ft high with the top measuring 29.5ft in diameter. The encircling ditch measuring 26.2ft wide and 8.2ft deep. The sub-rectangular bailey to the east measuring 190.2ft by 118.1ft is surrounded by a ditch.’

Saxon activity on the site.

Castle built within an earlier rectangular enclosure.

 

12th C                          Dating from: Pottery sherds.

1971                            Field Investigation.

1987                            Excavated.

1991                            Aerial photograph.

1992                            Aerial photograph.

1999                            Scheduled area enlarged.

2006                            Site purchased by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust from Norfolk County Council.

 

 

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