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Framlingham Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Ipswich, United Kingdom.

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This seat of the Bigod earls of Norfolk retains an unusually lofty and complete circuit of curtain walls of the 1190s with a gatehouse and twelve other open-backed rectangular towers. Most of the wall-walk is still accessible. A house of 1729 replaces most of the medieval apartments, although part of an early hall survives. A second enclosure to the NW was only partly walled in stone. Here in 1553 Queen Mary¹s supporters gathered during the period when the Duke of Northumberland tried to crown Lady Jane Grey as queen.

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Written by  Mike Salter.

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