Claydon Hall

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameClaydon Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishClaydon

Mid C14 moated manor house altered in the early C17 and C19. Possibly on the site of an earlier castle. (PastScape)

Moat. Only S arm and fragment of N arm remain wet. W arm filled but remains distinct, E arm incorporated into gardens. Isolated, circa 300m from parish boundary, circa 550m from church. Occupied, house circa C16. "On site of castle" (Suffolk HER)

Claydon Hall, now a farmhouse, is said to have been built on the site of an ancient castle. (Copinger)

Gatehouse Comments

Quite what Copinger meant by an ancient castle, or what his source for this was is unclear. This certainly could be the site of a Saxon thegnal burh, even though it is about 550m from the parish church. Whether this was enlarged and strengthened to become a 'castle' following the Conquest is more questionable.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTM141495
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  • Salter, Mike, 2001, The Castles of East Anglia (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 88 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 460 (possible)
  • Wall, 1911, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Suffolk Vol. 1 p. 607 online copy
  • Copinger, W.A., 1908, Manors of Suffolk Vol. 2 p. 277-9 online copy