Bow, Middlesex

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameBow, Middlesex
Alternative NamesCastle on the Lea; Super Lviam
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishBow

Possible motte.

Gatehouse Comments

possible the same as Geoffrey de Mandeville's castle on the Lea mentioned in 1142, although this is normally attributed to South Mymms. Presumably near to Medieval Chapel replaced by St Mary's Church at TQ376829.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ376829
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 271
  • Round, J.H., 1892, Geoffrey de Mandeville (Oxford) p. 337n