Milden Castle

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameMilden Castle
Alternative NamesFoxburrow Hill
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishMilden

Milden Castle, known as Foxburrow Hill, is a small mid 12th century motte and bailey castle, now much mutilated. The circular mound is circa 12 ft high and was surrounded by a moat. Little is left of the bailey to the north, or the ditch. (Pesvner; Dickinson)

The motte is in good condition but the bailey ditch has been completely destroyed by quarrying (Field Investigators Comments-F1 JB 16-JAN-70). (PastScape)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL949461
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