Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House
There are no visible remains
|Alternative Names||Piswell Castle
Suffolk HER record of possible medieval castle or manor house.
Pismere Castle, recorded in dissolution and manorial documents (S1).
Castle Farm (Listed Building, farmhouse and folly of circa 1800) shown on 1880s OS map at TM 4312 8940 on Castle Lane (now Coney Hill).
Pesmere Mere on estate map of 1630 - drained later in 17th century. Site of mere could be (?) area of 1 acre shown on tithe map off Banham Road (on top of ridge, S of Beccles) where symmetrical rough ground (note road to NW named Castle Hill).
Pismere/Piswell Castle was a sub-manor of Beccles - in 1657 owned by Robert Yallop; circa 1800 owned by Robert Sparrow (annexed to Worlingham Manor)(S2), then to Archibald 2nd Earl of Gosford (by marriage).
Other dates recorded in Suffolk Record Office (Lowestoft)? (Suffolk HER)
This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law
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Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||TM431894