Mileham village enclosure

Has been described as a Possible Urban Defence, and also as a Possible Masonry Castle

There are earthwork remains

NameMileham village enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishMileham

Motte with inner and outer bailey, attached rectangular enclosure by bank and ditch, once believed to be Roman, but contained shrunken village earthworks and producing 12th- to 13th-century pottery. (Bond, 2001)

Gatehouse Comments

See also Mileham Castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF915194
Latitude52.738941192627
Longitude0.836130023002625
Eastings591500
Northings319400
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Books

  • Brown, R.Allen, 1989, Castles from the Air (Cambridge University Press) p. 158

Journals

  • Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 67-8 (Appendix: Earthwork castles with attached village enclosures) online copy