Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BUCKENHAM CASTLES


BUCKENHAM CASTLES
Photo Eric Dewhurst

All that remains of the first Norman castle, Old Buckenham Castle, are the remains of the earthworks and some traces of a stone curtain wall.

In 1145 a new castle was built two miles to the south east at New Buckenham. The foundations of the circular stone shell keep, 60 foot in diameter, the moat and the earth ramparts are all that is left after the demolition in 1649 ordered by Parliament after the Civil War.


 

Directions
South of the A11, 5 miles south-east of Attleborough on the B1113.

 



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