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Stowting Castle

Hob Uid: 464257
Location :
Kent
Folkestone and Hythe
Stowting
Grid Ref : TR1225042000
Summary : Motte and bailey castle. The motte and its ditch are tree covered and in excellent condition. There is a heavy scatter of flint and tile on the top of the mount. The bailey, of rather unusual form, is almost destroyed.
More information : (TR 12254200) Castle Mound (NR). (1)

'Castle Field', to the north west of Stowting Church, was (in 1845) surrounded by a double moat, partly filled up and planted with firs. (2)

'Stowting Castle' is scheduled as an ancient monument. (3)

Motte and bailey castle. The motte and its ditch are tree covered and in excellent condition. There is a heavy scatter of flint and tile on the top of the mount. The bailey, of rather unusual form, is almost destroyed.
Published 25' survey revised. (4)

TR 12254200. The motte and bailey, known locally as Castle Mound, was examined without excavation as part of a general search of Stowting parish during the winter of 1971-2. Trenches were cut across the inner moat and into the mound at the North West in the early 1920s but no record was kept of the finds, which included pottery. The top of the motte was also disturbed during the 1939-45 war. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : The Parish of Stowting 1845 5 (F Wrench)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : AMs Eng and Wales 1961 59 (MOW)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CFW 22 4 63
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Source Number : 5
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : J Bradshaw
Page(s) : 232
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Vol(s) : 87, 1972

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 126
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12825
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 14 SW 5
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, CASTLE MOUND
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1920-01-01
End Date : 1929-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TR 14 SW 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-04-22
End Date : 1963-04-22