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Stone Castle

Hob Uid: 410707
Location :
Kent
Dartford
Stone
Grid Ref : TQ5840074050
Summary : House circa 1825 incorporating remains of 13th century manor-house.
More information : [TQ 58407405] Tower [NR] (1)

Stone Castle was built temp. King John and in 1347 was the residence of John de Norwood, Lord of the Manor of Stone. (a-b)The present house, built c.1825 and now offices of Assoc. Portland Cement, has a large square tower of three stories at the SE. corner. The walling, 2m. thick at ground level, is of ragstone faced externally with knapped flint and, internally, with squared chalk blocks. There are several 13th c. internal doorways but the building has been much modernised, and is in excellent condition.
See GP's AO/65/84/1 & 2. (2)

Stone Castle.Now offices.Medieval and circa 1825. (3)

Additional Bibliography (4-8)

Council offices built in 1964 were built over the site of the earlier Manor House Farm. Excavations in 1988 were confined to the rear of these offices. Work revealed a range of late 18th, and early 19th Century buildings including a cellar and a wash house. Unfortunately, the oldest part of the building still lies buried under the council offices. Tantalisingly earlier foundations, including a corner of flint foundationed building was found, as well as a stairway leading to a second earlier cellar. Unfortunately, neither of these features could be traced further as they both disappeared under the modern building. (9)

Finds were few, although sherds of medieval pottery (coarse and glazed ware) were found on areas of the site. One interesting find came to light in the fill of a brick built soakaway. It consisted of two sizeable fragments of greensand, which, when joined together form what is believed to be a 16th Century door frame. the stone is decorated with a moulding very similar in style to the fireplace found at Horsman's Place (TQ 57 SW 156). (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : O S 6" 1938-40
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 14.12.64
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Source Number : 8
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : KWE Gravett and DF Renn
Page(s) : 312-8
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Vol(s) : 97, 1981
Source Number : 9
Source : Kent Archaeological Society newsletter
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Vol(s) : 16, 1990
Source Number : 10
Source : Dartford District Archaeological Group newsletter
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Vol(s) : 56, 1989
Source Number : 11
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Page(s) : 234
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Kent 2 1797 390-1 (Hasted)
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Source Number : 2b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Invicita Mag 1 No 4 Dec 1909 `Stone-next-Dartford' (G Priest)
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (2033/11/A.Nov 1960) 32
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Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Dist of Dartford 1982 24
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Source Number : 4
Source : Dartford and District Antiquarian Society [reports]
Source details : E Newnham
Page(s) : 74-78
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Vol(s) : 1, 1931
Source Number : 5
Source : West Kent and the Weald
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Page(s) : 550
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : P Norman
Page(s) : 174-5
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Vol(s) : 77, 1920
Source Number : 7
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : A J Pearman
Page(s) : 137-9
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Vol(s) : 33, 1918

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1300
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1825
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 57 SE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 57 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-12-14
End Date : 1964-12-14
Associated Activities : Primary, SWANSCOMBE MANOR HOUSE
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1989-01-01
End Date : 1989-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, SWANSCOMBE MANOR HOUSE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1989-01-01
End Date : 1989-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT RES 1, STONE CASTLE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT WATERSTONE PARK, STONE CASTLE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT WATERSTONE PARK, STONE CASTLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT STONE CASTLE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, WATERSTONE PARK, STONE CASTLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31