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Castle Hill, Suffolk

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Castle Hill
Castle Hill is located in Suffolk
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Location within Suffolk
  • Ipswich
Shire county
  • Suffolk
  • East
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°04′55″N 1°08′26″E / 52.081827°N 1.140561°E / 52.081827; 1.140561Coordinates: 52°04′55″N 1°08′26″E / 52.081827°N 1.140561°E / 52.081827; 1.140561
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Castle Hill is a suburb of the large town of Ipswich and a ward of the Ipswich district,[1] in the county of Suffolk, England. Castle Hill United Reformed Church was completed in 1956.[2] There was a Roman villa at Castle Hill.[3]

Under what is now housing in Tranmere Grove and Chesterfield Drive lies the remains of a Roman villa. It was excavated in 1931 and again in 1949 before residential building started. Coins were found along with a mosaic floor which is on display in Ipswich Museum. It featured on Channel 4's archaeological television programme Time Team in 2004. The dig helped provide more evidence to supplement that gathered in the 1949 dig by archaeologist Basil Brown. This area has for centuries been called Castle Hill but there never was a castle. Castlehill Farm stood just yards away prior to the housing scheme.


Castle Hill has a primary and secondary school, a post office and several shops.


  1. "Castle Hill". Mapit. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. "Castle Hill United Reformed Church, Ipswich". Suffolk Churches. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. Historic England. "CASTLE HILL ROMAN VILLA (388170)". PastScape. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  • Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk (page 135)

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