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BURY CLOSE

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The Manor of Spaldwick is first mentioned in the 10th century when it was granted to Ely Abbey. In 1109 the manor was given to the Bishop of Lincoln who held it until 1543. The bishop also had a deer park at Spaldwick (see TL 17 SW 16).
The irregular enclosure, known as Bury Close, was probably the site of the Bishop of Lincoln's manor house or grange, but there has not been a house here for many years. Within the enclosure, at the north-west corner, is a roughly circular mound, 28m in diameter and about 1.0m high, with a shallow trench round it. This is possibly the site of a windmill, mentioned in 1609.

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