Record Details

NHER Number:5412
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of possible medieval castle, Hockwold cum Wilton


A large circular bank and possible ditch with a central feature are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The feature has been interpreted as the remains of a medieval castle.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 731 876
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

1946? Cropmark on RAF vertical aerial photographs suggests possible masonry castle site.
[1] has no placename evidence to support.
(S1) by R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Field under pasture. No surface evidence.
Information by A.K. Gregory (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 26 February 1981.

Copy of aerial photograph in Unit files.
Shows white circle as of massive ploughed out bank, possible inner ditch (but no outer) and central feature presumably thought to be a keep by R.R. Clarke (NCM). However the feature is similar to natural features nearby; yet it seems significant that the south field boundary bends round it.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 March 1981.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7287L.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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