Keys to the Past

Haggerston Castle (Ancroft)

A castle at Haggerston was mentioned in a written record in 1311. Later, it was said to have been almost completely destroyed by fire in 1618. However, a print of 1772 shows a square tower with four floors and modernised windows. In 1805, it was pulled down, and the western wing of the present house was built on the foundations. A list compiled in 1715 mentioned a ruined chapel adjoining the house. The 19th century house is now derelict and in ruins. There are no visible remains of the early tower or the chapel.

Reference number:N4030
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft

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