Kenilworth – new evidence for the destruction of the castle

Author(s): J Brian Kerr

Year: 2013


In advance of conservation work and more recently of the reconstruction of the Elizabethan Garden, a considerable amount of research has been carried out in recent years on Kenilworth Castle. This programme of work, including documentary research, extensive excavation, building analysis, dendrochronology and geophysical survey has also shed considerable light on the Civil War defences and on the nature and sequence of the destruction of the buildings. This paper seeks to set out the different strands of new evidence and to show how they might change our view of the fate of this remarkable castle.


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Kenilworth – new evidence for the destruction of the castle. J Brian Kerr. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428454)


Castle Destruction Reuse

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
16th-17th Centuries

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 645