William d'Ecouis (sometimes referred to as William de Schoies) was a knight who accompanied William the Conqueror on his invasion of England in 1066. Guillaume d'Ecouis is included on the plaque in the church at Dives-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, where William the Conqueror and his knights said mass before setting sail to invade England
Middleton castle was founded by William d'Ecouis. It was a motte-and-bailey fortress which was thought to be constructed from timber. The large motte is surrounded by a wide ditch. Middleton Castle is located in the Middleton village centre,Station Road. 5 miles north-east of King's Lynn, on the A47.
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