Monument record 0034501000 - HOGSHAW


Historical records of medieval Hospitallers commandery

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1405586: Preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers, associated fishponds, medieval settlement of Hogshaw and the site of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, 200m south of Hogshaw Farm


Type and Period (4)

  • HOSPITALLERS PRECEPTORY (12th Century to 15th Century - 1100 AD to 1499 AD)
  • BUILDING? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)


Survey of monastery in 1338: small with court, garden etc. Probably founded during Henry II's reign; supressed 1541 (B6,B17-19).
Commandery founded 1180; dissolved 1470 (B8).
Commandert of Knights Hospitallers probably stood close to church. Mentioned before 1180 but dissolved before 1540 (B10).
2 substantial stone walls recorded during watching brief on service trenching carried out in July 2003 by Archaeological Services and Consultancy. The walls were 5m apart, aligned N-S and lay to the SE of the moat. Interpreted as possible remains of preceptory buildings. Preserved in situ. A fragment of moulded limestone, probably part of a window mullion was recovered from 19th and 20th century make-up layers during groundworks for the conversion of a post-medieval ox barn (B13).
Scheduled in June 2013. See Scheduling documents for detail (B15).
Geophysical surveys carried out in February 2015 by Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society's Active Archaeology Group and Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society members identified anomalies interpreted as a possible rectangular building in the NW corner of the moated site and a possible building or small garden at the eastern edge of the field containing the moat. Possibly buildings associated with the preceptory or the later manor? See report for detail (B16).

Sources (9)

  • <6>SBC20460 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1905. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume I. Volume 1. p390.
  • <8>SBC7158 Bibliographic reference: KNOWLES D & HADCOCK R N 1971 MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS HOUSES, ENGLAND & WALES; 2ND EDITION PP300,304.
  • <10>SBC10708 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP 72 SW 1 (FILED).
  • <13>SBC22180 Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2003. Watching Brief & Salvage Recording: Claydon Road, Hogshaw.
  • <15>SBC24352 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England: Schedule of Monuments.
  • <16>SBC25487 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society. 2015. Geophysical Surveying of the Knights Hospitaller's' Preceptory Site at Hogshaw in Buckinghamshire.
  • <17>SBC20461 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1908. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume II. Volume 2. p63.
  • <18>SBC20463 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1927. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume IV. Volume 4. pp54-55.
  • <19>SBC25670 Article in serial: Lambert B Larkin. 1877. 'KNIGHTS HOSPITALLERS IN ENGLAND', IN CAMDEN SOC 65. Vol 65.


Grid reference Centred SP 7377 2254 (271m by 216m)
Civil Parish HOGSHAW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14201)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief and salvage recording (Ref: HCR03) (EBC16508)

Record last edited

Nov 29 2023 3:50PM

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