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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Kent

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Type
Remains
Aldington Court Lodge Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Allington Castle Alington; Alintona Timber Castle , Masonry Castle major building
Bekesborne Archbishops Palace Beaksborne Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Binbury Castle, Thurnham Thornham; Bonbury; Stocking Wood Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Bishopsbourne manor of the archbishop of Canterbury Palace no visible
Boughton Court, Boughton Aluph Bottone Alulphi juxta Wye Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Brenchley Castle Hill Knowle Timber Castle earthwork
Broadstairs York Gate Urban Defence masonry ruins/remnants
Brocket Brockle Fortified Manor House no visible
Bromley Bishops Palace Palace cropmark/slight earthwork
Canterbury Archbishops Palace Cellarers Hall; Walpole House Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Canterbury Castle Canterburie Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Canterbury City Wall Urban Defence major building
Canterbury; The Dane John Dungeon Hill, Dungan Hill; Dangon Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Castle Rough, Sittingbourne Milton Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Castle Toll, Newenden Eorpeburnan; ?Haydon Mount Timber Castle earthwork
Charing Palace Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Cheriton Fortified Manor House no visible
Chilham Castle Chileham Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Coldbridge Castle Colbridge; Colebridge; Colwebrigge; Boghton Malherbe Fortified Manor House earthwork
Coldred Court Ceoldred Timber Castle uncertain
Cooling Castle Cowling, Coulyng; Couling Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Court-up-streate, Lympne Court at Street; Courtopstreet; Streete; Strete; Billerica; Bellirica; Bellocastrum Fortified Manor House no visible
Dartford Palace Dartford Priory Palace no visible
Deal Castle Dele; Deale; Dole; The great Castle Artillery Fort major building
Dent de Lion, Margate Garlinge; Daundelyon Court; Dandelion Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Deptford castle Sayes Court; West Greenwich Masonry Castle no visible
Dover Castle Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Dover Port Defences Dover Havyn; Clerk's Pier Artillery Fort , Chain Tower no visible
Dover Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Dover; Archcliff Bulwark bulwark of earth upon the hill behind the pier at Dover Artillery Fort no visible
Dover; Bulwark in the Cliff Black Bulwark Artillery Fort no visible
Dover; Moats Bulwark Moates; bulwark under Dover Castle; the bulwark subtus castrum Doveri Artillery Fort uncertain
Eastry Court Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Eastwell Manor Estwell Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Erith artillery fort Erithe Artillery Fort no visible
Eynsford Castle Eynesford; Ainsford Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Eythorne Court Egethorne Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Fairseat Hall Wood Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Farningham Castle Fortified Manor House no visible
Folkestone Castle Hill Ceasars Camp Timber Castle earthwork
Folkestone Castle Yard castello de Folkestan; The Bayle Masonry Castle no visible
Ford Archbishops Palace Ford Manor Farmhouse Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Gillingham Archbishops Palace Grench Manor Palace no visible
Godards Castle, Thurnham Goddards; Thornham; Godworde; Turnham; Thorneham Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Graveney Greveney; Graveneycourt Fortified Manor House , Uncertain uncertain
Gravesend Blockhouse Cranes Bulwark; Le Grene Artillery Fort , Chain Tower masonry footings
Gravesend Palace Palace no visible
Greenhithe Greenehithe Artillery Fort no visible
Greenwich Palace and Castle Grenewych; Estgrenewich; Palace of Placentia Masonry Castle , Palace no visible
Groombridge Place Fortified Manor House earthwork
Halden Place Lambyns Court Fortified Manor House earthwork
Halling Bishops Palace Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Hertrigge Hawridge; Hartridge Fortified Manor House no visible
Hever Castle Hevre Fortified Manor House major building
Higham Blockhouse Heigham; Hiegham Artillery Fort no visible
Horsmonden Share Farm Horsemonden Fortified Manor House earthwork
Horton Kirby Court Lodge Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Ightham Mote The Moat Fortified Manor House major building
Kemsing Castle Bank Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Kingsnorth Manor House Kyngesnoth; Kings North Fortified Manor House earthwork
Knole House Knolle Palace , Fortified Manor House major building
Langdon Abbey Langedon Fortified Ecclesiastical site masonry ruins/remnants
Lee Ness Artillery Fort , Chain Tower no visible
Leeds Castle Leedes; Ladies Castle; Ledes; Slede Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Leybourne Castle Layborne; Leyborne Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Lullingstone Castle a castle 'towards Craye water'; Lolingstone Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Lyminge manor of Archbishop of Canterbury Palace no visible
Lympne Castle Stutfall; Studfall; Lym; Lymne; Lyme; Lymehille; Belleanow; Hythe, Hethe Fortified Manor House major building
Maidstone Archbishops Palace Maideston Palace major building
Maidstone House of Walter Maydenstan Fortified Town House no visible
Maidstone Mote House Maydenstan; Shoford Maideston Fortified Manor House no visible
Mereworth Castle Fortified Manor House no visible
Milton Blockhouse Mr Cobhams Bulwark; Mylton; the old Blockhouse Artillery Fort cropmark/slight earthwork
Minster Court Minster Abbey Fortified Ecclesiastical site major building
Newnham Castle Championcourt; Champion Court Timber Castle , Masonry Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Northfleet Northfleete Artillery Fort no visible
Northfleet manor of Archbishop of Canterbury Palace no visible
Nurstead Court, Meopham Nutstead; Nurstead Manor; Nursestead; Nutsted Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Old Soar Manor Old Sore Fortified Manor House major building
Old Walmer Court Walmer Old Castle; Walmer Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Orkesdene Orkesden; Arkesden; Austin Lodge; Aston Lodge; Ashton Lodge Fortified Manor House uncertain
Otford Palace Otford Castle Palace , Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Penshurst Place Penhurst Palace Palace , Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Polton Manor Poltmans; Poulton Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Prawls Farm moated site Abdale, Apdale Fortified Manor House earthwork
Queenborough Castle Sheppey; Quynborow; Quinborough Masonry Castle , Palace , Artillery Fort cropmark/slight earthwork
Rochester Bishops Palace Palace cropmark/slight earthwork
Rochester Boley Hill Bullie Hill; Bully; Bulley Timber Castle , Siege Work cropmark/slight earthwork
Rochester Castle Roff'; Roffensi Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Rochester City Wall Urban Defence masonry ruins/remnants
Rochester Medway Bridge Fortified Bridge masonry ruins/remnants
Rochester siege castles Siege Work no visible
Saltwood Castle Saltuud'a; Saltwuda; turris Saltwode Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Sandgate Castle Sandegate; Folston Masonry Castle , Artillery Fort masonry ruins/remnants
Sandown Castle, Kent Sandowne; Sandon Artillery Fort masonry footings
Sandwich Castle Castle Mead; Sandwiche Masonry Castle , Palace no visible
Sandwich Town Wall and Great Bulwark Urban Defence masonry ruins/remnants
Scotney Castle Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Sheerness Garrison Point Fort Artillery Fort no visible
Shoreham Castle Lullingstone; Shorham: Le Castell Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House masonry footings
Shurland Castle Sheppey; Eastchurch; Shurland House; Shurland Hall Masonry Castle major building
Simpsons Moat, Bromley Simpsons Place; Bromle Fortified Manor House no visible
St Andrews Cathedral Priory, Rochester Priors Gate Palace , Fortified Ecclesiastical site major building
St Augustines Abbey, Canterbury The Kings House; Fyndon's Gateway; The Great Gatehouse Palace , Fortified Ecclesiastical site masonry ruins/remnants
St Leonards Tower, West Malling Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Stockbury Castle Stokinburie Timber Castle earthwork
Stone Castle Pele Tower masonry ruins/remnants
Stone Court Palace no visible
Stowting Castle Castle Mound Timber Castle earthwork
Sutton Valence Castle Sutton Castle Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Sweyns Camp Swanscombe Svinescamp Timber Castle no visible
Tenterden PIttlesden; Pitlesden; Pittelesden Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Teynham Archbishops Palace Tenham Palace no visible
The Downs Beach Fortifications Great Turf Bulwark; Little Turf Bulwark; Great White Bulwark of Clay; Black or Walmer Bulwark Artillery Fort , Linear Defence or Dyke no visible
Tonbridge Castle Tunbridge; Tunebrycgia Timber Castle , Masonry Castle major building
Tonbridge Town Defences Tonebrugg Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Tonford Manor, Thanington Without Tuniford; Toniford; Tunford Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Tonge Castle Tong; Tongue; Thwang Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Tower of Sir Edward Ringeley Artillery Fort no visible
Trottiscliffe Court Lodge Trottesclive; Trosley Palace no visible
Upnor Castle Upnore Artillery Fort , Chain Tower major building
Walmer Castle Artillery Fort major building
Westenhanger Castle Ostenhanger; Westyngehangre; Kiriel Castle; le Hangre Masonry Castle , Palace , Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Wickham Court Coloma College Fortified Manor House major building
Wingham Court Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Woolwich Wulwich Artillery Fort , Uncertain no visible
Wrotham Archbishops Palace The Old Palace Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Amsbury Wood Enclosure, Coxheath Hunton Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Appledore Castle Apledore Timber Castle no visible
Aylesford Church St Peter's Church Masonry Castle uncertain
Barnard Castle, Kent Milstead; Milkstead Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Bayford Castle castle ruffe; bavord; Goodmanston; Goodneston; Godewynston Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Bayford Court Timber Castle earthwork
Boughton under Blean archbishops manor Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Chartham Archbishops Palace The Deanery Palace no visible
Cheesemans Camp Chessmunds; Chesmunds; Cheesman Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Dartford Uncertain no visible
Gravel Castle Timber Castle no visible
Gundulfs Tower, Rochester Cathedral Gundulph's Tower Tower House major building
Ightham Court The Wilderness Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Kenardington Kennardington Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
King Stephen's Castle, Ospringe Judd Hill Timber Castle no visible
Mary le Bone Hill, Sandwich Manwood Road; Marrowbone Hill Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Morro Castle Kingsgate Castle Uncertain no visible
Nevington Mount Ephraim Timber Castle earthwork
Newington Timber Castle , Masonry Castle uncertain
Queenborough Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Romney 'castle' Uncertain earthwork
Rose Joseph's Castel Uncertain uncertain
Selling Perry Wood Perrywood; Pulpit Timber Castle earthwork
Sissinghurst Castle Saxenhurst Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House major building
St Mary Cray Hockenden Birch Wood Timber Castle uncertain
St Mary Cray; The Mount Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Staplehurst Castle Bank (Frittenden, Knox Bridge in error); Knocks Bridge Castle; Nocks Bridge Castle Timber Castle earthwork
Starkey Castle Starkeys Castle Fortified Manor House major building
Swale Ness Fort Swaleness Artillery Fort no visible
Thorne Thourne Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
West Wickham Common Coney Hall Artillery Fort earthwork
Wilmington Manor, Boughton Aluph Park Barn Farm Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Woodnesborough; The Mount Woodnesbeorb; Firtree Hill Timber Castle no visible
Wouldham Shoulder of Mutton Wood Timber Castle earthwork

This listing was last updated on Wednesday, May 31, 2017


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