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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Suffolk

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Type
Remains
Aldeburgh; The Mount Fort Green Artillery Fort no visible
Bacton manor of the bishop of Norwich Palace , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Barrow Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
Belstead Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Benhall Moat Fortified Manor House earthwork
Braiseworth Hall, Tannington Braisworth Hall Fortified Manor House major building
Bramfield Castle Yard Timber Castle earthwork
Buknahams Bokenhams; Talmache's; Hawstead Place; Hawstead House Fortified Manor House earthwork
Bungay Castle Bungeye; castellum de Buneie; Bungehia; Bungeia; Bungeie Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Bungay Town Defence Urban Defence no visible
Burgate Ringwork Foxhills Timber Castle earthwork
Burgh Castle Burrough Castle; Cnobersburg Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Fortified Ecclesiastical site major building
Bury St Edmunds Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Castello of Hamo Petit, Brantham Timber Castle uncertain
Chevington Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
Clare Castle Clara Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Clare Town Defences Hawedych Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Claydon Hall Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Cockfield tower Cuckfield; Kokefelda Timber Castle no visible
Columbine Hall Columbyne Hall Fortified Manor House major building
Deanery Tower, Hadleigh Fortified Manor House major building
Denham Castle Castle Holes Timber Castle earthwork
Denston Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Dunwich Castle Dunewico Uncertain no visible
Dunwich Port Defences Artillery Fort no visible
Dunwich Town Defences Pales Dyke Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Eye Castle Eay; Eie Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Fakenham Magna Burnthall Platation Timber Castle earthwork
Felixstowe Langer Point Felixstow; Lunger; Landguard Fort; Langerside Artillery Fort no visible
Felixstowe Langer Rood Felixstow; Lunger; Walton Ferry Artillery Fort no visible
Framlingham Castle Fremingham; Fremingham; Framelingehame Timber Castle , Masonry Castle major building
Framlingham Town Defences Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Freckenham Castle Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace earthwork
Gedding Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Giffords Hall Giffard's Hall Fortified Manor House major building
Gisleham Manor House Fortified Manor House earthwork
Great Ashfield Castle Hill Parkers Wood Timber Castle earthwork
Groton Pitches Mount Pytches Mount Timber Castle earthwork
Harkstead Netherhall Herkestede; Netherhall; Buckler's Bond Fortified Manor House no visible
Haughley Castle Haganet; Hawghlee; Hegenoth; Hageneth; Haghenet Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Haughley village enclosure Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Haverhill Castle Newt Pond Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Hawstead Hall Hansted; Hausted; Hausteede; Hawsted; Jew's Yard Fortified Manor House earthwork
Helmingham Hall Fortified Manor House major building
Hengrave Hall Hemegrave Fortified Manor House major building
Henham Hall Fortified Manor House masonry footings
Hoxne manor of the bishop of Norwich Palace , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Hunston Mill Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Huntingfield Old Hall Huntyngfeld Fortified Manor House no visible
Ilketshall St John; The Mount St John Ilketshall Timber Castle earthwork
Ipswich Castle Gipeswic Timber Castle no visible
Ipswich Cox Lane Fortified Town House no visible
Ipswich Shire Hall Yard Fortified Town House , Urban Defence no visible
Ipswich Town Defences Gippewico Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Kessingland Coastal Battery Artillery Fort earthwork
Kirkley Coastal Battery Artillery Fort no visible
Letheringham Hall Old Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
Lidgate Castle Lydgate; Liegate Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Lindsey; The Mounts Leleshay; Boar Hills Timber Castle earthwork
Little Wenham Hall Wenham Castle; Wenham Parva Fortified Manor House major building
Lowestoft Coastal Battery: Ness Point Lestoffe Artillery Fort no visible
Lowestoft Coastal Battery: South End Lestoffe Artillery Fort no visible
Lowestoft North Coastal Battery Lestoffe Artillery Fort no visible
Melford Hall, Long Melford Fortified Manor House major building
Mettingham Castle Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Milden Castle Foxburrow Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Minsmere Tudor entrenchments Artillery Fort , Linear Defence or Dyke no visible
Moulton Stonehall Manor Melton; White Hall Fortified Manor House no visible
Nayland Court Knoll Leyland; le castel de Leiland Timber Castle earthwork
Necton Old Hall, Great Barton Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Offton Castle Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House uncertain
Onehouse Hall Onhowshalle Fortified Manor House earthwork
Orford Castle Oreforde Masonry Castle major building
Otley; The Mount Otley Barrow Timber Castle earthwork
Pakefield Coastal Battery Artillery Fort earthwork
Parham Moat Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
Pond Hall Le Ponde; Plessis Fortified Manor House no visible
Smallbridge Hall Smallbrigg; Seinte Marie Bures Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
South Cove; The Mound Frostenden Timber Castle earthwork
South Elmham Hall Bishops Palace Palace , Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Southwold Castle Suthwaude Fortified Manor House no visible
Southwold Gun Hill Artillery Fort , Linear Defence or Dyke no visible
Southwold Higham Bulwark Hiham Bulwark; Fort Sussex Artillery Fort no visible
Sternfield Sternefeld Fortified Manor House no visible
Wadgell's Farm, Great Thurlow Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Walton Castle Waletune Masonry Castle no visible
Wattisham Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
West Stow Hall Westow Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Wingfield Castle Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House major building
Wykes by Ipswich manor of the Bishop of Norwich Wykes Bishop; Bishop Wycks; Wyke Bishops; Holywells Park Palace , Fortified Manor House no visible
Yoxford Cockfield Hall Fortified Manor House earthwork
Akenham Whitton; The Island; Rise Hall Timber Castle earthwork
Barsham Hall Blennerhassett Tower Fortified Manor House , Tower House masonry footings
Burgh Castle Field Timber Castle earthwork
Bury St Edmunds 'Castle' Uncertain uncertain
Bury St Edmunds Eastgate Bridge Fortified Bridge no visible
Cavendish Colt's Hall Timber Castle uncertain
Combs, Jacks Grove Timber Castle earthwork
Creeting Hall moat Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Finningham Cromwells Plantation Stoland Abbey Timber Castle earthwork
Gipping Hill Farm Timber Castle no visible
Great Cornard Abbas Hall Wood Timber Castle earthwork
Great Finborough Devils Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Huntingfield Ringwork Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Ipswich Castle Hill Timber Castle , Siege Work no visible
Mildenhall 'castellum' Uncertain uncertain
Norton, Little Haugh Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Ousden Uncertain no visible
Pismere Castle Piswell Castle Fortified Manor House no visible
Redisham Mill Mount Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Rougham mound Timber Castle earthwork
Southwold Town Defences Suwald Urban Defence no visible
Sudbury Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Sutton, Bussock Woods Timber Castle earthwork
Thirstly Belt Rendlesham Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Troston Mount, Honington Timber Castle earthwork
Undley Ringwork Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Wantisden Cumberlands Mount Staverton Park; Comwells Mount; Caesar's Camp Timber Castle earthwork
Westleton Heath earthworks Siege Work cropmark/slight earthwork
Wissington Grange Wood Wiston Grange Timber Castle earthwork

This listing was last updated on Saturday, March 11, 2017


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