Monument record UFF 056 - Medieval moated site, Ufford Castle

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Summary

"Ufford Castle is an oblong moated site, divided by a ditch into two unequal parts, and is of manorial rather than military type" (S1). Formerly recorded as UFF MISC

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 28 52 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM25SE
Civil Parish UFFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

"Ufford Castle is an oblong moated site, divided by a ditch into two unequal parts, and is of manorial rather than military type" (S1). 3 miles NE from Woodbridge (S2). ?Same as OS TM25SE10, Homestead moat, Ufford (TM 29 52)(R1).
Shown on Bowen's map of 1755 (S3) as `The Castle' adjoining (on W side of) ruined chapel of Sogenhoe (UFF 004). The supposed castle was also mentioned by Kirby in 1764 (S5). In 1786 it is noted [by the Rev. Thomas Carthew of Woodbridge?] that 'in the site of the supposed castle an urn was dug up'.
No moat shown on 1927 OS map. No further details - try Tithe Map in SRO (Ipswich)(R2).
Check Deben Valley Place Names volume on Ufford (ed Gwen Dyke),

Formerly recorded as UFF MISC

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Cartographic materials: Bowen E. 1755. Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM25SE10.
  • <S1> (No record type): Dickinson P G M, Suffolk (The Little Guide), 1957 (6th ed), 347.
  • <R2> Map: 1844. Ufford Tithe Map. Tithe Map, Ufford, SRO (Ipswich).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 618.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 maps, LXVII.8 & 12, 1927.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Kirby, J.. 1764. Suffolk Traveller.

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Record last edited

May 15 2019 1:49PM

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