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Blackborough End

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Castle-Hall manor

In the civil parish of Middleton.
In the historic county of Norfolk.
Modern Authority of Norfolk.
1974 county of Norfolk.
Medieval County of Norfolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TF66351491
Latitude 52.70614° Longitude 0.46064°

Blackborough End has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

Description

Probable moated site said to be known locally as 'The Castle'. Area totally overgrown. Interior of 'moat' seems to be raised as much as 2m above surrounding field, but bushes make height hard to estimate. Ditches are now impassible barriers of nettles, brambles, hawthorn etc. There is a pub called the 'Castle' in the village. The moat is rectangular in plan with a ditch of up to 10m in width and internal dimensions of 44m by 39m. Narrow drainage ditches lead from the southern corners of the moat. It is likely that this moat is of medieval date. It is possible that it is related to earthworks of enclosures and field boundaries located immediately to its west (NHER 50750). (Norfolk HER)

Benedictine Priory, founded 1150, nearby. If the same as the Castle-Hall manor described in Blomefield then castle name dates to C13. (NB. Middleton Motte seems to identified as a different manor.)
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For bringing this site to our attention Gatehouse thanks Roger Wilson.
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