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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: EYE CASTLE

List entry Number: 1316598

Location

EYE CASTLE, CASTLE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SuffolkMid SuffolkDistrict AuthorityEye

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 468308

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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).





Listing NGR: TM1478673783

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Paine, C, The History of Eye, (1993), 4-5

National Grid Reference: TM 14786 73783

Map


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