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Archaeology - Norman
 
Barlings, Abbey
Barlings, Abbey
Barlings, Abbey

The Premonstratensian abbey of Barlings was founded in about 1150 and sited on a small island in the fen with access to the River Witham.

The abbey was a major wool producer by the 14th century, and favoured by Edward the Third, who stayed here several times.

The photograph shows the only standing remains, a blank bay of the nave which adjoined the central crossing of the 14th century church.

Frank Robinson, 2010

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Castle Bytham, Castle
Castle Bytham, Castle
Castle Bytham, Castle

These earthworks are thought to be the remains of the Norman Castle which took advantage of a naturally defensive site which was improved by the building of ditches and a Motte and Bailey.

Further developments including an outer Bailey have made this site complex and difficult to interpret.

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