Record Details

NHER Number:13644
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval castle, Marham


The site of a castle built by William Belet in the third year of the reign of Edward I was formerly unknown. It has now been identified as Hills and Holes Plantation (NHER 11462).

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Full description

Castle here perhaps built in third year of Edward I by William Belet. Site unknown.
See (S1).

Tithe and estate maps in NRO give no clues.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 September 1979.

Possible site is NHER 11462.

[2] notes - licence to crenellate 1271, not 1274, as above. Held to be an injurious fortification 1277; as Beletes in Marham alienated to Marham Nunnery 1385 to 1389.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 February 1989.

Schedule for site NHER 11462 now firmly equates the castle site with that site.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 February 1995.

Monument Types

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1807. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol VII. p 378.
<S2>Article in Serial: Leah, M., Mathews, M. and Davison, A. 1997. Survey of the Earthworks at Hills and Holes Plantation, Marham. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 506-511.

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11462Related to: Medieval moat in Hills and Holes Plantation, Marham (Monument)

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