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

April 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Listing 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.
Information from (S1).
S. Spooner (NLA), 30 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • GATE (14th Century to 21st Century - 1400 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1999. [Photogrpah of the Baily Gate at Castle Acre Castle]. 28 February.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077681.

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43123Part of: Castle Acre planned town (Monument)

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