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Addington Castle

Hob Uid: 404158
Location :
Greater London Authority
Croydon
Grid Ref : TQ3860063500
Summary : Medieval manor house, residence of Sir Rovert de Aguillion.
More information : [Area TQ 386 635] Traditional site of Addington Castle;
the manorial residence of Sir Rovert de Aguillion at Castle Hill,
Addington; for which licence to embattle was granted in 1270.
It had apparently fallen into decay by c. 1400 and rubble was
visible temp. Elizabeth I.
Ploughing has revealed "timbers and other remains of ruined
buildings "and worked flints have also been found.

Neither defensive earthworks nor signs of a building can be
traced - possibly the building was in Addington village itself
[q.v. TQ 36 SE 12]

Castle Hill is a prominent rise of ground at the north end of
a ridge, being a Thanet Sand outline upon chalk. The hill is
covered with trees and scrub.
Numerous shallow pits dug by children all over the summit reveal
only pure sand.

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist. of Surrey, 4. 1878-81 25. (E.W. Brayley)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : V.C.H. (Surrey) 4, 1912, 164 (L.A. Magnus)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc., Croydon N.H. and S. Soc., 8, 1917-18, 162, 167. (W.H. Mills)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : V.C.H. (Surrey) 4, 397-8 (G. Clinch and D. Montgomerie)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 23-JUL-65
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Prehistoric
Display Date : Early Prehistoric
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor House
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Components and Objects:
Period : Later Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Flint
Period : Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Flint

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 36 SE 21
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 36 SE 21
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-23
End Date : 1965-07-23