Old Hunstanton Old Church Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameOld Hunstanton Old Church Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishOld Hunstanton

A mound in Old Hunstanton Churchyard was excavated in 1900. The mound itself was apparently a natural feature but contained human skeletal remains. Amongst these was an adult inhumation, interpreted by the excavators as a post medieval suicide. (PastScape)

In the church, at the north-east corner of the chancel, is a tumulus. (Blomefield)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF689420
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 310 (reject)
  • Blomefield, F., 1809, 'Smethdon Hundred: Hunstanton Lordship' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 10 p. 312-28 (tenurial history) online transcription


  • Hughes, 1901, Proceedings of the the Society of Antiquarians of London Vol. 18 p. 310-17