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Monument Number 396906

Hob Uid: 396906
Location :
Surrey
Mole Valley
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ1650049500
Summary : Alleged castle site within the Dorking area, but there is no field or documentary evidence to locate it.
More information : Mr. Aubrey observes that 'over against the church of Dorking is a meadow, called 'Benhamcastle' Meadow,in which once stood a fortress destroyed by the Danes, of which nought now remains but a large ditch.' (1)

The earls had a manor house in Dorking: but though Aubrey mentions
traces of a castle, there are neither records nor visible remains. (2)

Inspection of old maps at Kingston Reocrd Office was negative.
1842 Tithe Map was not available for inspection.The area is
completely built over. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Arch. vol. 9, 1789, p.102. (W. Bray).
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Surrey vol. 3, 1911, p.146. (H. E. Malden)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 07-JAN-60
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Castle
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 14 NE 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 14 NE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-01-07
End Date : 1960-01-07