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posted 10-23-2000 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for arnie     Edit/Delete Message
As a child I lived at Manor Farm, Ilketshall St. John near Bungay in Suffolk. Behind our house in the wood was what we called "the mound", properly, I believe, called The Mount. We were told it had been built as an aid to bombarding Mettingham Castle but I suspect this may not be correct. Can anyone tell me more?

posted 12-03-2000 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Not to sure on this one, it could be a siege castle. Have a few contacts down that neck of the woods. Will drop them a line for you if you don't get any more info.

Philip Davis
posted 12-06-2000 04:31 PM           Edit/Delete Message
The site is listed,as The Mount, in Castellarium Anglicanum by D. J. Cathcart King, the most comprehensive work on English castle, but I don't recall him giving much information beyond it being a motte with wet ditches. Lots of castle sites exist with no recorded history but if this site does have some the place to find out would be the Suffolk Sites and Monument Record; Tel 01284 352445. If you do find out some more information perhaps you could let us know what it was here at Castle Quest.

And as I rode by Dalton-Hall Beneath the turrets high, A maiden on the castle-wall Was singing merrily: The Outlaw by Sir Walter Scott

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