Weeting Castle Castles
2m North of Brandon
Ruins of an early C12th defended manor house, built by Hugh de Plais in the 1130's on the site of a C10th settlement.
Weeting is one of the earliest inhabited parts of Norfolk, the flint mines at Grimes Graves confirm this. Items of pottery, coins, brooches etc found in Weeting prove that Bronze Age people, Romans and Saxons also had settlements here.
When the Normans arrived they built Weeting Castle and Broomhill Priory. Weeting is listed in the Doomsday Book, spelt "Wetynge" - meaning wet fields.
Originally designed as a free-standing two-storied building, it was extended in the mid C13th but abandoned by late C14th.
Admission is free. Weeting castle can be found 2 miles north of Brandon, off B1106. .
Address2m North of Brandon, Weeting, Suffolk, IP27 0RQ
Opening timesAny reasonable time
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