Walmer Court ruins,
Church Street, Walmer.
Located on private land between today's Walmer Court apartments
and the old parish church of the Blessed St Mary, the Old
Walmer Court was originally a Norman fortified manor house
built by the Auberville family in the 12th century.
photo: Harold Wyld
Historians suggest that it was a more-or-less
square hall house, which had a first floor and turrets at
the corners. On the west side, an external stair would have
given access to the first floor. Little remains today apart
from some of the flint rubble walls and a fragment of the
upper floor, next to the churchyard wall. Both the hall house
and the adjacent parish church, were originally surrounded
by a moat. Some clearance work on the site in 2008 means that
the ruins can now be more easily seen from the road.
For more details and photographs of the
ancient Walmer Court (also referred to as Walmer Hall House),
see the www.castlefacts.info