Baconsthorpe Castle

Volume 7, Issue 40; 12 Mar 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

More accurately described as a fortified manor house, it’s a short drive from my folks place.

Baconsthorpe Castle, more accurately described as a fortified manor house, is a short drive from my folks place in Erpingham.

The Gate House

Constructed circa 1560 by John Heydon’s grandson.

The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse
A Dark and Stormy Day
A Dark and Stormy Day

The Manor House

Constructed circa 1480 by John Heydon during the Wars of the Roses.

Baconsthorpe Castle
Baconsthorpe Castle
The Moat at Baconsthorpe Castle
The Moat at Baconsthorpe Castle
Courtyard Window
Courtyard Window
Crumbling Wall and Oak
Crumbling Wall and Oak
Main Entrance at Baconsthorpe Castle
Main Entrance at Baconsthorpe Castle

Comments

hello i have a piece of that castle its a small red brick shard and i was wondering if you guys wanted a picture and a letter saying how i got it?

—Posted by chris clarke on 16 Nov 2004 @ 02:19 UTC #

It is an honour to mention that my wife, my children and grandchildren are descended from such a noble family. Perhaps someday we will get to visit this grand, historic place. Happy Christmas and enjoy your holidays. God bless you.

John Payne Milford Connecticut USA

—Posted by John Payne on 17 Dec 2005 @ 07:39 UTC #

its an honor that i got to see this pictures.. it is amazing that how Middle ages and conduct this amazing castle

—Posted by sibel mour on 20 Aug 2010 @ 03:08 UTC #

I have visited the castle three times in the past 45 years. The last time was four years ago. My ancestors were the Heydons who built the castle. I would be interested in hearing from any other Heydon descendants. Especially those in the Holt area. p>

—Posted by Judith Svengalis on 12 Feb 2011 @ 11:13 UTC #

I am also a descendent from these Heydons ending up in Maryland and then to Kentucky. I am currently doing a paper in my Humanities class on family lineage. I am open to getting any information that anyone has on this line. Thanks I have been given some information already, if anyone on here is a descent from the Heydon/Hayden line to Kentucky, I do have some info I can pass on.

—Posted by Alicia on 02 Oct 2011 @ 06:23 UTC #