Kingshaugh Camp Darlton
SK 765-735 Nottinghamshire England
Kingshaugh Camp was originally a late 12th century hunting lodge, founded by Earl John. In 1193-4, during Earl John's rebellion against King Richard I, the lodge was fortified and the earth and timber ringwork defences built. Possibly standing on an ancient site, in 1211 King John spent a vast sum of money here when founding a stone hunting lodge, with a chapel. The foundations and the thick south wall of the 17th century Kingshaugh House could be part of the chapel. To the north, fragments of a wooden palisade run along the bed of a stream and to the south are a complex series of banks and ditches, which are lined with buried remains. 6 miles west at Bothamsall is Castle Hill and 7 miles north-east is Torksey Castle.
Kingshaugh Camp is located west of Darlton, off Broad Gate. 18 miles north of Newark-on-Trent on the A1-A6075.
The view from the road is restricted and Kingshaugh is only accessible with a guided tour.
Car parking is by the side of the road.