House of Robert de Kelsey, Westchepe, London

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Town House

There are no visible remains

NameHouse of Robert de Kelsey, Westchepe, London
Alternative NamesWest Cheapside
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityCity and County of the City of London
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of London

Licence to crenellate issued, in 1315, to Robertus de Keleseye, civis London for 'domum suam in vico de Westchepe, ex parte boriali ejusdem vici'.

Gatehouse Comments

Westchepe was the western end of Cheapside, the main London market place. Precise location uncertain but possible later used as a livery company hall of which Embroiders' Goldsmiths' and Haderdashers' may all be possibilities.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ322812
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Calculate Print


  • Renn, Derek., 2014, 'The other towers of London' in Hidden histories and records of antiquity; essays on Saxon and medieval London for John Clark, curator emeritus, Museum of London (London and Middlesex Archaeology Society Special Paper 17) p. 32-5
  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 439
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 407 online copy


  • Davis, Philip, 2010-11, 'Crenellated town houses in Medieval England' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 24 p. 270-91

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1898, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward II (1313-17) Vol. 2 p. 292 online copy