Kingston Upon Thames Castle

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Possible Masonry Castle

There are no visible remains

NameKingston Upon Thames Castle
Alternative NamesMoreford, Kenington, Warwick Castle
Historic CountrySurrey
Modern AuthorityLondon Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishKingston Upon Thames

Kingston Castle, supposedly associated with the Saxon palace

Gatehouse Comments

The location of either the de Clare castle and the Neville castle is uncertain and the given map reference is a 'traditional' site. It is not certain that the two castles occupied the same site. The de Clare castle, if actually built to control the river crossing during the Baron's War, may well have been timber and earthwork although the Neville castle, more probably a crenellated house, must have been masonry. However it would seem probably that de Clare would reuse an existing site, particularly if it had high status associations and, if so, then the Nevilles could also have done so.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ181692
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Calculate Print


  • Hall, M., 1981, 'Medieval Kingston, Domesday to 1500' in Woodriff, B, (ed.) The Archaeology of Kingston (Institute of Field Archaeologists) p. 42
  • Aycliffe, G.W., 1972, Old Kingston (Knapp Drewett & Sons Ltd) p. 41
  • Clinch and Montgomerie, 1911, Malden, H.E. (ed), VCH Surrey Vol. 3 p. 488 online transcription
  • Walford, E., 1898, Greater London p. 299
  • Lysons, Daniel, 1792, The Environs of London: Vol. 1 County of Surrey p. 212 online transcription



  • Finney, W.E.St L., 1943 'The Church of the Saxon Coronations at Kingston' Surrey Archaeological Collections Vol. 48 p. 1-7 online copy
  • Finney, W.E.St L., 1930, 'A Fourteenth-Century Column from Kingston' Surrey Archaeological Collections Vol. 38 p. 104 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Hamilton, H.C. (ed), 1848, Chronicon Domini Walteri de Hemingburgh_ ondon: English Historical Society) Vol. 1 p. 313 See online copy