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Milden Castle

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Foxburrow Hill

In the civil parish of Milden.
In the historic county of Suffolk.
Modern Authority of Suffolk.
1974 county of Suffolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TL94974611
Latitude 52.07905° Longitude 0.84376°

Milden Castle has been described as a certain Timber Castle.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.

Description

Milden Castle, known as Foxburrow Hill, is a small mid 12th century motte and bailey castle, now much mutilated. The circular mound is circa 12 ft high and was surrounded by a moat. Little is left of the bailey to the north, or the ditch. (Pesvner; Dickinson) The motte is in good condition but the bailey ditch has been completely destroyed by quarrying (Field Investigators Comments-F1 JB 16-JAN-70). (PastScape)
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This record last updated on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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