Stockbury Castle is located in the town of Stockbury, in Kent.
There are earthwork remains of the castle only.
Originally part of a holding of Bishop Odo of Bayeux and on its forfeiture
passed to the Aubervilles. Eventually it came into the hands of Nicholas de Criol in the 13th
Stockbury Castle is a ringwork with attached semi-circular
bailey on. The circular ringwork is roughly half complete, the northern half of the earthworks
being levelled with the expansion of the farmhouse and yard.
The surviving ditch and bank are well defined with the bank about 10 feet high
above the fill of the ditch. Within the southern half is a shapeless low mass of flintwork with the
suggestion of an internal angle. This is the only visible fragment of an early masonry
The farmhouse appears to be a truncated three-storey house of the late-17th
century. To the south-east of the ringwork, the earthworks of the bailey survive well with the
rampart up 5ft high internally. There is an entrance on the eastern side and the parish church lies
outside the enclosure to the north-east.
Further east and lower down the slope is a man-made scarp which might belong to
an outer enclosure which might have included the church.