Castle Hill

Castle Hill


Thetford, United Kingdom (GB)
Castle Hill in Thetford is the highest (24 metres) Norman motte in England though no trace remains of the castle which once surmounted it, It is believed to have been built soon after 1066 on an existing ironage earthwork. King Henry II took it in 1157 and its defences were dismantled after the war of 1173. The mound (motte) is open to the public, and provides an excellent view of the town from its summit or the extensive earthworks.
Castle Hill in Thetford is the highest (24 metres) Norman motte in England though no trace remains of the castle which once surmounted it, It is believed to have been built soon after 1066 on an existing ironage earthwork. King Henry II took it in 1157 and its defences were dismantled after the war of 1173. The mound (motte) is open to the public, and provides an excellent view of the town from its summit or the extensive earthworks.
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