Wymondham Moot Hill

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameWymondham Moot Hill
Alternative NamesMoot Hill in Gristlewood
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishWymondham

Large ringwork of no great strength. (King)

This isolated part of the Stanfield estate contains the remains of a large ring motte thought to have been built by the D'Albinis between 1088 and 1139. The feature is over 160m by 120m, with a large bank and water filled ditch, though the internal area also appears to be filled with irregular water-filled pits or ponds. It is thought that a gold ring of Katherine Bigot, wife of Roger Fitz-Ortet who held Stanfield Manor AD 1306, was also recovered from this area. (Norfolk HER)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG125018
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