TL8782 : Thetford Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Thetford Castle
Thetford Castle
Thetford Castle Hill is an enormous mound, partly sunk into a deep surrounding ditch, and two sets of ramparts. The hill, or mound, is a Norman motte earthwork. It is the highest Norman motte in England, though no trace remains of the castle which once surmounted it.
The mound was erected during the time of the civil war (1135 -1154) between the supporters of King Stephen and the Empress Matilda. The wooden buildings were destroyed in 1174. The earth ramparts of the castle defences are believed to have been built on top of much earlier defensive ramparts, belonging to an Iron Age hillfort, dated to somewhere around 400 BC to 100 BC.
The site is a Scheduled Monument.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 874 828 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6817N 0:45.2401E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 874 828
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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