Boughton Court, Boughton Aluph

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBoughton Court, Boughton Aluph
Alternative NamesBottone Alulphi juxta Wye
Historic CountryKent
Modern AuthorityKent
1974 AuthorityKent
Civil ParishBoughton Aluph

Manor House. C14 crypt, with C16 structure over reclad in C19. Stone crypt, timber framed over, clad in red brick with plain tile roof. 2 storeys on brick and rubble plinth; kneelered parapet gables to roof with stack to left, central stack and end stack to right. Regular fenestration of 5 three-light Dering windows with drip moulds. C19 plank door in 2 storey porch, in the upper storey a 2 light Dering window and small bullseye over that. Interior: the central doorway leads into a barrel vaulted passage through the central chimney stack, an arrangement dating from the insertion of the stack into an earlier screens passage. The house to right of the central stack stands on a 4 bay vaulted crypt. This has a blocked doorway to the front of the house, and an internal stairway into the house. On either end wall are ogee-headed niches. The vault ribs are double-chamfered, the whole structure has similarities to nearby church of All Saints, and like the main body of the church dates to the time of Sir Thomas de Aldon, owner of the manor c1329-61, and who had licence to crenellate his house 1339. (Listed Building Report)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTR032482
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  • Salter, Mike, 2000, The Castles of Kent (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 20
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  • Coulson, Charles, 2007-8, 'On Crenellating, in Kent and Beyond - A Retrospection' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 21 p. 189-201 esp p. 195

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1898, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1338-40) Vol. 4 p. 253 online copy