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ID: 4002376
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Castle Rising (inhabited place)  Castle Rising (inhabited place)

Note: The remains of an elegant Norman castle here feature a great square keep; the keep is second to only that of Norwich Castle in size and importance. The castle stands in the middle of a 12-acre circular earthwork with a surrounding ditch with a depth of over 100 feet. In the Middle Ages the village stood on the edge of the fenland and had easy access to the sea; it was a major salt-producing center until the sea retreated. Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, was the landholder in 1086, but after he rebelled against his half-brother, William the Conqueror, the estate passed to the king's butler, William d'Albini. D'Albini's family built the castle and his descendants presided over village affairs up into the 20th century. The village features the church of St. Lawrence which is rich in late Norman decoration as well as Jacobean almshouses.

Names:
Castle Rising (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Castle Rising (British English-P,U,N)
Risinga (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Norfolk (county)  ................  Norfolk (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Castle Rising (inhabited place)  ....................  Castle Rising (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
village (C)
borough (C)  ............  from the early 13th century until the Reform Bill of 1832 abolished it

Sources and Contributors:
Castle Rising..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1965) 621
..........................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 145
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Risinga..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 188
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1965) 621
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 188
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 145
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 141
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2592045
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 182

 

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