Record Details

NHER Number:46817
Type of record:Building
Name:Bailey Gate

Summary

The remains of the 13th century gate to the bailey of Castle Acre Castle. The gate is rectangular in plan, with an inner and outer archway and two round towers.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8172 1515
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:CASTLE ACRE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Bailey Gate. 13th century. Rubble flint, stone dressings. Rectangular on plan with inner and outer arches, 2 round towers to north. North arch of unmoulded stone blocks, jambs dying into wall. Interior rere'arch. South side has 2 unmoulded stone block arches with interior rere'arch, supported by quoined piers. Grooves for portcullis, hinges of later, no longer extant doors. Forms north gate of 13th century west extension of fortifications of Castle Acre Castle. S. Spooner (NLA), 30 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • GATE (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

Related records

43123Part of: Castle Acre planned town (Monument)

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