Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

THURNHAM CASTLE


THURNHAM CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

A 12th century flint-built castle on a hill also known as Godard's Castle which is built on the edge of the North Downs with a spectacular view across East Kent. The north side of the bailey wall still stands ten foot high and originally it enclosed an area of about a quarter of an acre. The west wall has completely collapsed. These is no visible stonework on the large motte although there were once two towers and an outer curtain wall. It has been bought by the council, who now maintain the site.

Open to the public.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Half mile north of Thurnham, near Detling and M20 J7

 



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