Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)
There are no visible remains
|Historic Country||Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Renn records that Fordham was fortified during the rebellion of Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1143-4.
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||TL633707
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- Lowerre, A.G., 2005, Placing Castles in the Conquest. Landscape, Lordship and Local Politics in the South-Eastern Midlands, 1066-1100 (Oxford: John and Erica Hedges Ltd: BAR British Series 385) p. 233
- Wareham, A.F. and Wright, A.P.M. (eds), 2002, 'Forham: Manors and other estates' VCH Cambridgeshire Vol. 10 p. 395-402 (Tenurial history, no mention of fortification or Mandiville) online transcription
- King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 40
- Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 190
- Fairweather, Janet, 2005, Liber Eliensis A History of the Isle of Ely from the Seventh Century to the Twelfth, compiled by a Monk of Ely in the Twelfth Century (Boydell Press) p. 404
- Blake, E.O. (ed), 1962, Liber Eliensis (London: Royal Historical Society Camden Third Series 92) p. 328
- Lowerre, A.G., 2004, Placing Castles in the Conquest. Landscape, Lordship and Local Politics in the South-Eastern Midlands, 1066-1100 (PhD thesis: Boston College) p. 492