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© Mr Derek Routen

IoE Number: 286297
Photographer: Mr Derek Routen
Date Photographed: 25 June 2001
Date listed: 18 December 1985
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1985
Grade I

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TM 26 SE FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE STREET 2/19 Framlingham Castle. - GV I Castle ruins. In flint and coursed septaria with frees tone quoins and dressings. Battlemented curtain walls and 13 square cowers built by Roger Bigod II in a reconstruction of 1190-1200, incorporating fragments, between the 6th and 7th towers,of walls and of a stone hall built in the early C12 by Hugh Bigod. Gateway and bridge built by Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, circa 1520-30 to replace the earlier drawbridge. His arms are set over the entrance in a worn stone panel. The red brick chimney-stacks with ornamental shafts which top the towers were added at about the same time; some are dummies. In 1635 the castle was sold by Theophilus Howard, Earl of Suffolk, to Sir Robert Hitcham, who bequeathed it in the following year to Pembroke College, Cambridge, stipulating that the buildings within the walls should be demolished and a Poor-House built. The buildings were gradually demolished during the course of the next century. The historical and architectural development of the Castle is fully described in the Department of the Environment Official Handbook (H.M.S.O) and also dealt with in its brief illustrated guide.

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