Shuckburgh Castle, Dullingham

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameShuckburgh Castle, Dullingham
Alternative NamesFir Bush
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishDullingham

Site of Shuckburgh Castle (Cambridgeshire HER record of site of medieval castle. Reference 1836 OS 1in map)

Gatehouse Comments

1890 OS map shows as site of Shuckburgh Castle and also of gravel pits so it is doubtful if anything remains and even aerial photos or geophysical survey will not be able to reveal meaningful evidence. Site now copse. Site now fairly isolated and not the recorded site of a DMV. Seemingly the Shuckburgh family came from Warwickshire and, although marriages moved various branches about the country, do not seem to have had medieval holdings in Cambridgeshire. The VCH parish history for Dullingham has no relevant information and the name Shuckburgh does not occur in any volume of the VCH for Cambs except as a C20 authors name. Probably this was a post-medieval house but this needs more investigation and further information and suggestions would be welcome.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL611591
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