Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BACONSTHORPE CASTLE


BACONSTHORPE CASTLE
Photo Alec Chillingworth

A mid 15th century fortified manor with a moat and, added in the 17th century, a lake. It is now in ruins as it was used for building materials after the Civil War. The outer gatehouse (left) is of a later date, c.1560, and is outside the main building which was converted to a home and was used until 1920 when part of it collapsed. The inner gatehouse and part of the inner wall which can just be seen on the left of the photo are shown below.

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Photo Alec Chillingworth

 

Directions
Off the A148, 3 miles east of Holt
Baconsthorpe, Norfolk NR25 9LN

 



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