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Hautbois Castle

Hob Uid: 133076
Location :
Grid Ref : TG2609020300
Summary : Probable site of Hautbois Castle, built in 1312. A sub rectangular castle mound raised above a marsh and approached by a causeway. A short stretch of flint and mortar foundation can be traced on the mound.
More information : (TG 26092030) Castle (NR) (Site of) (1)

Hautbois Castle. Built 1312 by Sir Robert Bainard with license to embattle. The foundations of this house may still be traced inside the moat as well as those of the porter's lodge on the south side of the castle abutting on the causeway. A castle and building is shown on a map of 1671 in the possession of Sir Edward Birkbeck. Slight traces of stone-work and the moat remain. (2-3)

TG 26252031. Causeway over marsh, remains of walls, bridge across moat (now dry) on SE side. (4)

This earthwork is best described as a sub-rectangular castle mound. It is in the form of a platform raised above the surrounding marsh. The area is heavily intersected by drainage ditches although those immediately surrounding the site (on the line of the original moat) are now dry. A causewayed approach winds its way in from the NE and E but it does follow later drainage and may be associated with that. A short stretch of flint and mortar foundation protrudes through the soil close within the northern corner of the mound, but the foundations and the porter's lodge (authy 4) can no longer be traced.
Published Survey (25") revised. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1957
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Source Number : 2
Source : Norfolk archaeology : a journal of archaeology and local history
Source details : R J W Purdy
Page(s) : 149
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Vol(s) : 6, 1907
Source Number : 3
Source details : Castles & Manor Houses Norf, 1916, 30 (Walter Rye)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (R R Clarke), 1930
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 20-JUL-72
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Licenced 1312
Monument End Date : 1312
Monument Start Date : 1312
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Earthwork, Ruined Building

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 7679
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 22 SE 3
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TG 22 SE 3
Start Date : 1972-07-20
End Date : 1972-07-20