Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryKent
Modern AuthorityKent
1974 AuthorityKent
Civil ParishFolkestone

Johannes de Mereworth granted, in 1332, licence to crenellate "quandam cameram suam infra manerium suum de Cheriton". The manor seems to have been near the church (at the given reference), where a 'Cheriton Court Lodge' is shown on the 1877 map. The church had Saxon origins but much work was done on it in the C14. However the wording of the licence 'a chamber within his manor of Cheriton' is unusual and such unusual wording do often seem to have some significance so possible a separate building (cameram seems often to refer to a tower house) from the manor house, presumably some sort of hunting lodge or possibly a dower house.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTR189364
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 242n58 (writes nothing known)
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 410 online copy
  • Hasted, Edward, 1799 (2edn), The history and topographical survey of the county of Kent Vol. 8 p. 188-197 (parish history only) online transcription


  • 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), 1893, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1330-34) Vol. 2 p. 365 online copy