Kingerby Village Defences

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameKingerby Village Defences
Alternative Names
Historic CountryLincolnshire
Modern AuthorityLincolnshire
1974 AuthorityLincolnshire
Civil ParishOsgodby

Motte and bailey in centre of deserted village, the western part of the village more regularly planned within a rectangular enclosure surrounded by intermittent bank and ditch, not obviously of defensive character. (Bond, 2001)

Gatehouse Comments

In C12 and C13, a planned village grew up around Kingerby castle, including an ecclesiastical complex around the nearby church. This may have been in the outer bailey of the castle and have been defended. In C17, the village was depopulated, and in 1812 the manor house was demolished and replaced by Kingerby Hall.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF056927
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  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 267
  • Everson, P.L., Taylor, C.C. and Dunn, C.J., 1991, Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire p. 35, 146-9


  • Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 67-8 (Appendix: Earthwork castles with attached village enclosures) online copy


  • English Heritage, 2000, Scheduling record: Medieval castle and ecclesiastical complex, Kingerby. SAM 22754
  • Wragg, K, 1995, Kingerby Hall, Kingerby, Lincolnshire Archaeological Watching Brief (City of Lincoln Archaeological Unit Report 154) online copy