House of Robert de Kelsey, Basing Lane, London

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Town House

There are no visible remains

NameHouse of Robert de Kelsey, Basing Lane, London
Alternative Names
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityCity and County of the City of London
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of London

Kelsey's property fronting Basing Lane had a tower possibly shown by Wyngaerde. (Renn 2014)

Gatehouse Comments

A fairly substantial house of C11-C12 origin was excavate here but the evidence for this having a tower is unclear.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ323810
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  • 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
  • Colvin, H. and Foister, S. (eds), 1996, The Panorama of London c. 1544 by Anthonis van den Wyngaerde (London Topographical Society 151) VII 2 or above 3, 4 etc.
  • Schofield, J., 1995, Medieval London Houses (Yale University Press) p. 164-6 no. 31
  • Prockter, A., Taylor, R. and Fisher, J. (eds), 1979, The A to Z of Elizabethan London (London Topographical Society 122) X197


  • Schofield, J. with P Allen and C Taylor, 1990, 'Medieval buildings and property development in the area of Cheapside' Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society Vol. 41 p. 49-51, 69, 160-1 online copy