Red Castle

  • Thetford, Norfolk
  • OSGB – TL 8608 8307
  • Scheduled Monument


Sub-circular Medieval ringwork measuring 393.6ft in diameter with a flat top. The encircling ditch measuring 4.9ft deep and filled in to the south and east, and cut into by a road to the north. The original depth was 9.8ft. The inner bank measuring 39.3ft wide at its base and standing 6.5ft high and once held a palisade.

Mesolithic finds on site.


1135-1154                   Possibly built by Earl Warenne.

1957-1958                   Excavated.

1962                            Field Investigation.

1964                            Excavated.

1966                            Excavated.

1988-1989                   Excavated..

1998                            Scheduled.


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