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Castles/Forts of Suffolk


We are not well blessed with Castles in Suffolk although there are sites known where between 20-30 once existed, there are stumps and stubs in some places and then there is the Curtsain Walled Framlingham Castle

Wingfield Castle dates back from 1384 originally as manor house, this castle has its own moat and drawbridge

suffolk wingfield castle.jpg



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Orford Castle Keep which dates from the 12c, the views from the top are magnificent [on a clear day of course]

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Anyone know anything of Mettingham Castle near Bungay, is there anything left to see?



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As far as I know we only have one fort in Suffolk and that is Landguard, in Felixstowe. Here the last attempted invasion of England took place when hundreds of the Dutch Military attempted to take the fort, they were repelled. For two hundred years Landguard Fort and the Redoubt [and a previous building] im Harwich guarded the entrance to The Stour Estuary



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I have a photo somewhere of Little Wenham Castle reputed to be Suffolk's oldest inhabited brick building, until I find just the top of the tower I hope this link will suffice

http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_east_anglia/169/wenhamhall.htm

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