Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Questionable Masonry Castle

There are uncertain remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryKent
Modern AuthorityKent
1974 AuthorityKent
Civil ParishNewington

PastScape record at TR1837 a 'Possible Shell Keep.' citing Clark.

Gatehouse Comments

Hasted records an octagonal summer-house on a hill near Beachborough. This must be the conical hill, called Summerhouse Hill, at TR166377. Is this what Clark was referring to when he mentioned 'large moated mound' at 'Nevington' Sands was of the opinion that Clark may have misspelt Newenden or may have meant Tong. Clark seems to have built up his list of 'moated mounds' on the bases of much personal correspondence rather uncritically accepted. His correspondents are likely to have been amateurs some with a poor understanding of what Clark meant by 'moated mound' and this may explain why such an obvious natural hill is in his list. In this case this also seems to have been exacerbated by a typographical error in the spelling on Newington.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTR166377
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  • Sands, Harold, 1907, 'Some Kentish Castles' in Ditchfield and Clinch, Memorials of Old Kent (London) p. 158 online copy
  • Clark, G.T., 1884, Mediaeval Military Architecture in England (Wyman and Sons) Vol. 1 p. 146 online copy
  • Hasted, Edward, 1799 (2edn), The history and topographical survey of the county of Kent Vol. 8 p. 197 online transcription