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Combs, Jacks Grove

In the civil parish of Combs.
In the historic county of Suffolk.
Modern Authority of Suffolk.
1974 county of Suffolk.
Medieval County of Suffolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TM03285698
Latitude 52.17364° Longitude 0.97152°

Combs, Jacks Grove has been described as a Timber Castle although is doubtful that it was such.

There are earthwork remains.


In 'Jacvk's Grove' plantation, north-west of the village, is a small circular mount. A shallow fosse and outer bank remain around the northern half. (VCH 1911)

Small motte (King 1983 ref. VCH)

Mill mound. Flat topped mound, circa 30m diameter and circa 1m high. Causeway on W side of ditch. Summit has cruciform ditch, 90cm deep. (Suffolk HER)

In Jack's Grove, Combs, is a bowl shaped, flat topped mound, with outer ditch, measuring some 30.0m. in diameter overall, the mound rising 1.0m. above ground level. There is a causeway across the W. side of the ditch and on the summit of the mound is a cruciform ditch approximately 0.9m in depth. It stands on the E. end of a ridge.
Although considered by Pevsner to be a motte there is no doubt that it is a Mill mound (F1 FGA 03-MAR-66). (PastScape)

Supposed small motte. Recorded as windmill mound in PastScape. Not in usual position for motte.
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