Monument record 0052500000 - TEMPLE BULSTRODE


Thirteenth to seventeenth century history of Temple Bulstrode manor

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Site of Medieval preceptory and manor of Temple Bulstrode


Type and Period (1)

  • MANOR (13th Century to 17th Century - 1200 AD to 1699 AD)


Was in Hedgerley. C13 owned by Knights Templar who had a preceptory (01:000) by 1276. After Templars suppressed in 1308, king seized lands (B4) & in 1337 they went to Bisham Priory. After dissolution series of owners until 1686 when Judge Jeffreys bought it & united with Bulstrode manor (CASS 01540)(B1-5,B21).
A change in ownership and proposed use for the field (grazing by horses) prompted a site visit accompanied by the EH monument warden. It was noted that the field was covered in long grass and that there were reeds in the lower parts. The new owner noted that there was sewage discharge into the field from the farm's septic tank. The earthworks were visible as a low undulating platform on the east side of the field with a broad low depression on the south and west sides. There is also a bank linking the hedgerow bank to the platform. It is unclear whether these are original elements of the site or the result of disturbance from adjacent grazing /road construction. However, the possibility that the platform does define the moated island ought to be considered (B19).

Sources (21)

  • <1>SBC20460 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1905. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume I. Volume 1. p391.
  • <2>SBC4494 Bibliographic reference: G C Edmonds. 1964. HISTORY OF CHALFONT ST PETER & GERRARDS CROSS PP9, 11.
  • <3>SBC7150 Bibliographic reference: D Knowles & R N Hadcock. 1971. MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS HOUSES IN ENGLAND & WALES; 2ND EDITION PP292-293.
  • <4>SBC7360 Article in serial: C Le Messurier. 1981. 'TEMPLE BULSTRODE IN 1309', IN TIMESPAN: JOURNAL OF MIDDLE THAMES ARCH & HIST SOC 25 PP21-23. No 25.
  • <5>SBC2534 Unpublished document: CASS 01540.
  • <6>SBC7361 Unpublished document: LE MESSURIER C, OCT 1978/JULY 1979 (REPORT FILED).
  • <7>SBC793 Article in monograph: A Baker & C Le Messurier. 1980. 'BULSTRODE', IN RICE M A SOUTH BUCKS VILLAGE - THE HISTORY OF HEDGERLEY PP32-36.
  • <9>SBC2482 Unpublished document: CAS CARD 2407 (SUPERCEDED NUMBER).
  • <10>SBC2440 Unpublished document: CAS CARD 0575 & CORRESPONDENCE (FILED).
  • <11>SBC14847 Bibliographic reference: STANLEY C & FARLEY M E JULY 1979 FIELD WORK.
  • <12>SBC12653 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P192.
  • <13>SBC11415 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARDS SU.98 NE 13/23 & OS 1:2500 SURVEY.
  • <14>SBC4992 Verbal communication: FARLEY M E FIELD VISIT JAN 1977.
  • <15>SBC6035 Article in serial: R Hall. 1980. REPORT IN TIMESPAN:JOURNAL OF THE MIDDLE THAMES ARCH & HIST SOC 24 PP23-24. No 24.
  • <16>SBC14815 Article in serial: Bambi Stainton. 1980. 'MOAT FARM', IN CBA 9 NEWSLETTER10 PP9-21. No10.
  • <17>SBC13975 Scheduling record: DoE. 1980. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS, 1980 SAM 136 (BUCKS).
  • <18>SBC2639 Article in serial: Stan and Pauline Cauvain. 1988. 'EXCAVATIONS AT MOAT FARM, HEDGERLEY', IN RECS OF BUCKS 30 PP183-187. Vol 30.
  • <19>SBC20096 Unpublished document: Sandy Kidd. 2000. Report of Site Visit to Moat Farm.
  • <20>SBC19110 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2001. Knight's Rest, Moat Farm Barns, 74 Hedgerley Ln., Gerrards Cross, Bucks..
  • <21>SBC20462 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1925. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume III. Volume 3. p280.


Grid reference SU 97800 88300 (point)
Civil Parish GERRARDS CROSS, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish HEDGERLEY, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC16298)
  • Event - Survey: Watching brief (EBC16299)

Record last edited

May 30 2022 7:31PM

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