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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Berkshire

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Type
Remains
Abingdon Abbey Abyndon, Abbandune Fortified Ecclesiastical site no visible
Abingdon Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Aldworth, De La Beche Fortified Manor House no visible
Andersey Island Castle of the Rhae; Abingdon; Isula Andresia Palace , Fortified Manor House no visible
Beaumys Castle Beaumyss; Beams; Beaumeys Fortified Manor House earthwork
Brightwell Bretewell Siege Work , Fortified Manor House no visible
Buckland Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Chaddleworth, Woolley Farm Mitchell Copse, Wooley Farm; Woolley Castle Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Chamberhouse Chambirehous Fortified Manor House no visible
Donnington Castle Donington; Donyngton; Dennington; Dunnington Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Easthampstead Manor Palace cropmark/slight earthwork
Faringdon Castle Faringdon Clump; Cromwells Battery; Farringdon; Folly Hill; Ferenduna; Farundunensis; Ferendunam Timber Castle earthwork
Finchampstead Mound Warren Lodge Timber Castle earthwork
FitzHarris, Abingdon FitzHarrys Timber Castle earthwork
Hampstead Norris Hampstead Norreys; Parkwood; Park Wood Timber Castle earthwork
Hamstead Marshall 1 – 'siege' castle Timber Castle , Siege Work earthwork
Hamstead Marshall 3 – 'conquest castle' Newbury Timber Castle earthwork
Hamstead Marshall Palace Palace , Fortified Manor House no visible
Harwell manor of the bishop of Winchester Bishop's Harwell; Lower Manor Palace no visible
Hinton Waldrist; The Mount Timber Castle earthwork
Old Windsor Palace Kingsbury Palace no visible
Reading Abbey Abbey House Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Reading Castle Hill Timber Castle no visible
Reading Forbury Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Sonning Bishops Palace Sonnyng; Sunnyng Palace , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
South Moreton Castle Timber Castle , Siege Work earthwork
Southcote House Southcote Manor Fortified Manor House no visible
Wallingford Bridge Fortified Bridge masonry ruins/remnants
Wallingford Castle castellum Walingafordense; Walingef'; Walingeforde Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Wallingford Town Defences Urban Defence earthwork
Wargrave Manor of the Bishops of Winchester Palace no visible
West Woodhay Motte Woodhay Oseville Timber Castle earthwork
Windsor Castle Windesores; Wildesore; Windlesores Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace major building
Windsor Manor Windesores Palace earthwork
Wychemere manor Bear's Rails Palace earthwork
Yattendon Manor Yatynden Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Abingdon, Serpenhills Shippon; Northcourt Timber Castle , Linear Defence or Dyke no visible
Castle Surby Uncertain uncertain
Cholsey Grange Cholsey Castle Siege Work cropmark/slight earthwork
Cumnor Manor Cumner Palace no visible
Easthampstead Wooden Hill Woodenhill Timber Castle no visible
Farley Hill Place mound Timber Castle earthwork
Foliejohn Manor Palace earthwork
Hamstead Marshall 2 Timber Castle earthwork
Lew mound Timber Castle earthwork
Newbury Castle castrum Neubiriae Timber Castle , Masonry Castle no visible
Newbury Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Oare Common, Hermitage Chieveley, Chievely Timber Castle uncertain
Shellingford Manor Shellingford Castle; Shillingford Uncertain no visible
South Moreton 'siege work' Siege Work earthwork
Uffington Dragon Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Wallingford St Peter's Church mound Siege Work uncertain

This listing was last updated on Thursday, July 13, 2017


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