Record Details

NHER Number:43122
Type of record:Monument
Name:Castle Rising planned medieval town

Summary

This planned medieval town was constructed in the 12th century when the construction of Castle Rising Castle (NHER 3307) forced the relocation of the church and village.

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Location

Parish:CASTLE RISING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

This planned medieval town was founded when the construction of Castle Rising Castle (NHER 3307) by William d'Aubigny forced the relocation of the church and village in the 1130s. The general layout of the present village implies that it may be a rectilinear plantation but other evidence is lacking.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 20 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • TOWN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in monograph: Ayers, B.. 2005. Medieval planned towns.. An Historical Atlas of Norfolk. Ashwin, T. & Davison, A.. pp 74 to 75.

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