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Weeting Castle

  • Castle Close, Weeting

Weeting Castle is believed to have been built in the late 12th or early 13th century by Hugh de Plais, a Norman lord. It was constructed as a fortified manor house. The castle was built in the motte-and-bailey style, which was common in Norman castles of the time. The motte is a raised earthwork topped with a stone keep, while the bailey is an enclosed courtyard where domestic buildings would have been located.

Like many castles of its time, Weeting Castle served both military and domestic functions. It was used as a residence for the lord and his family, as well as a defensive structure to protect against potential attacks.

Weeting Castle was abandoned in the 14th century. The reasons for its abandonment are not entirely clear, but it may have been due to changes in military tactics or shifts in the social and economic landscape. Today, Weeting Castle is a scheduled ancient monument and is managed by English Heritage. The ruins are open to the public, allowing visitors to explore the remains of the castle and learn about its history.

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  • Castle Close, Weeting

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