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Norman Castle, Castle Camps

History of Castle

Aubrey de Vere received the manor of castle Camps from William. It was originally a Saxon manor belonging to Wulfwin, a Thane of Edward the Confessor. The castle remained in the De Vere family until 1584 when it was bought by Thomas Sutton, who endowed it to Charterhouse, who in turn sold the estate, except castle farm and Manor in 1919. Between 1941 and 1945 a large part of the land became an airfield.

See Defending Cambridge, Mike Osborne, 2013.


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