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© Mr Barry Freeman ARPS

IoE Number: 468308
Location: EYE CASTLE, CASTLE STREET (north side)
  EYE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Barry Freeman ARPS
Date Photographed: 25 August 1999
Date listed: 15 June 1951
Date of last amendment: 15 June 1951
Grade I

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EYETM1473CASTLE STREET585-1/7/56(North side)

EYE TM1473 CASTLE STREET 585-1/7/56 (North side) 15/06/51 Eye Castle I Motte and bailey castle. Motte raised 1066-71 and castle erected, the latter mostly destroyed in C14. Windmill constructed upon motte 1561-62, its successor demolished 1844 and replaced with house for Sir Edward Kerrison. This damaged 1965 during gale, partly collapsed 1979. House constructed of whole flints with brick piers and dressings. No roof. Plan is irregular enneagon consisting of curtain walls with living accommodation to south and west. To west side are remains of winder staircase to first floor, collapsed 1979. South end with foundations for 3 rooms. Curtain wall with arrow loops. Remains of late C12 flint curtain wall extends to north-west down motte to form part of north curtain wall of inner bailey. Historical note: house built for Sir Edward Kerrison's batman, who had saved his life during Battle of Waterloo. Scheduled Ancient Monument, county number 6. (Paine C: The History of Eye: Diss: 1993-: 4-5).

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