ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
This unusual church consists of an aisled nave, an offset northwest tower and a lofty chancel. It is Norman in origin, though possibly on the site of an earlier church, with 13th to 15th-century additions.
The original Village Hall was opened in March 1957 but unfortunately, a fire destroyed the hall and the new hall was opened by Keith Skipper 3rd May 1997.
POST OFFICE, Village Shop and Tea Rooms
The shop was originally a community shop until it was taken over by its current owners in 2018. Adjoining the shop is the Tea room, which is open daily.
Mileham Castle: The History
Mileham Castle (also referred to as ‘Hall Yards’ on old maps) is one of the largest motte and bailey castles in Norfolk. It straddles the B1145, a pre-Conquest road that remained the main east-west route through the county until the 17th century.
The castle was constructed in about 1100 and its remains form a surprisingly imposing monument consisting of a motte built up around the fragments of a stone keep, two baileys and a further banked rectangular enclosure to the north of the road, which now contains Burwood Hall (built-in 1793) and farm buildings.
The positioning of the castle astride the road is thought to have been connected with raising revenue from a possible market place in the northern enclosure and from tolls on travellers. It is probable that the castle had fallen out of use by about 130.