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Building Materials in Castle Rising

Most vernacular architecture in Norfolk villages is built from local materials and Castle Rising is no exception. Most of the older buildings were constructed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and were made from local material either new or recycled from earlier buildings

Small Carrstone

A small orange coloured stone, which was quarried from Blakeley Cross Pit. near to Roydon Common


A grey  stone comes from concretions in the  sandy sediments and sand-pits around the area. Here are two slabs almost 2 metres long and recently dug up.

BRICKS made from local clay from fields near the village.    Below is a 19th map, showing brickworks, N of village.


itself was in ruins for much of its history and Lords of the Manor and  villagers used to take the stones for building


There are two ancient woodlands in the Parish—Millwood & the Alder Carr. They provided timbers and  coppicing.

Map indicating Kiln and Brickworks Two large stones (silver Carr) Blakley Cross sand pit first mentioned in perambulation of 1732