Castle walls and entrance towers Bungay castle, Suffolk, England. On high ground, virtually surrounded by the Waveney and a site of earlier fortifications, Hugh Bigod, as feudal lord, built a massive Norman keep in 1165. From this site he terrorised the local Saxons and at times illegally occupied the castles at Norwich and Orford. In 1174 he supported Henry II 's rebellious sons in armed insurrection, which ended in surrender of the Castle to the King's forces and the payment of 1,000 Marks for his disloyalty.
A second castle was built by Roger Bigod in 1294, which protected the town with curtain walls and provided the famous twin towers of the gate house which remain today.