Monument record SWD 009 - Skilman Hill; Castle Keep
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 507 758 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||SOUTHWOLD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
In 1260 Richard de Clare obtained licence `to convert his house at Southwold into a strong castle' (S1). Skilmans Hill is said to be the site (S2). House now named `Castle Keep' and owned by Mr Alan Cozens claimed to be location of original castle (castelated manor?)(S3).
"Tradition says this castle stood on the site of, or near, `Hill House', formerly the Codsons House" (S4).
- <S1> SSF22735 (No record type): Wake R, Southwold and its vicinity: Ancient & Modern, 1839.
- <S2> SSF7023 (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: East Suffolk I-Y, 1990.
- <S3> SSF2928 (No record type): Bumstead G, Curator of Southwold Museum, April 1994.
- <S4> SSF50188 Bibliographic reference: Barker H R. 1911. East Suffolk Illustrated.
- <S5> SSF5016 (No record type): NAU, AP, TM 5075/ HXZ12.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jul 2 2008 3:20PM