TR 275-476 Kent England
Coldred Court was possibly a Roman or Saxon fortified camp and within is the church of St Pancras. In the 11th century, Bishop Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror, founded a earthwork motte and baileys castle on the site. Later the irregular earthwork enclosure became a fortified manorial complex, founded by the Maison Dieu Hospital, of Dover. In the 16th century after the Reformation, the manor house was sold to the Culpepper family, by King Henry VIII. The overgrown motte, is encased by a ditch and there are conspicuous ramparts, on two sides of the churchyard. 6 miles south-east is Dover Castle and 7 miles east is Old Walmer Court.
Coldred Court is located east of Sibertswold, off Church Street. 6 miles north-west of Dover, on the A2.
The motte and the manor house are part of Coldred Court Farm and are visible from the road. The church and the bailey, are freely accessible in daylight hours.
Car parking is by the side of the road.
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