Kingsnorth Manor House

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameKingsnorth Manor House
Alternative NamesKyngesnoth; Kings North
Historic CountryKent
Modern AuthorityKent
1974 AuthorityKent
Civil ParishKingsnorth

In 1448 Sir Thomas Browne was granted a licence to crenellate his manor of Kyngesnoth, Kent. The probably site is a "Medieval moated manor house. The building has been demolished but associated features have been found in the gardens of the present buildings. Field investigations in 1962 found the moat surviving as a water-filled feature." (PastScape), but an alternative may be the moat at Court Lodge (TQ99333968- PastScape no.419346)

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Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTR011395
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 440
  • Gould, I.C., 1908 in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Kent Vol. 1 p. 428 online copy
  • Hasted, Edward, 1798 (2edn), The history and topographical survey of the county of Kent Vol. 7 p. 583-92 online transcription


  • Coulson, Charles, 2007-8, 'On Crenellating, in Kent and Beyond - A Retrospection' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 21 p. 189-201 esp p. 199-200
  • 1979, Moated Sites Research Group report Vol. 6 p. 47

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1927, Calendar of Charter Rolls 5 Henry VI - 8 Henry VIII, AD 1427-1516, with an appendix, 1215-1288 Vol. 6. (HMSO) p. 102 online copy