Monument record 0420809000 - Deer Park Boundary, Stowe Designed Landscape


Seventeenth to eighteenth century deer park boundary bank and ditch

Protected Status/Designation

  • SHINE: Stowe medieval to post medieval landscape garden, medieval deserted villages of Lamport & Boycott, shrunken village of Daford, also moats, manors and fishponds, ridge and furrow earthworks & cropmarks, and areas of ancient semi natural woodland


Type and Period (1)

  • DEER PARK (17th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD? to 1799 AD)


The English Heritage Survey of Stowe undertaken in 2001 notes that the northern boundary of the Deer Park is marked by a park pale earthwork. The best preserved stretch lies to the west of Dadford Close where the ditch is 3m wide and up to 2m deep. The ditch gets shallower in the north and has a small bank on the northern side. The boundary runs as far a Haymanger Pond and then begins north of the site of the kennels at SP67093898 and continues ot the southern end of the Roothouse River at SP67573911. Here the park pale takes the form of a slight ditch 2m wide and 0,3m deep with an intermittant bank on the south side. The survey also notes that it cuts through broad ridge and furrow west of Dadford Close (1)

Sources (2)

  • ---SBC20023 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2001. Stowe Park, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: An Archaeological Survey by English Heritage (Survey Report).
  • <1>SBC20024 Unpublished document: Hazel Riley. 2001. Stowe Park, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: An Archaeological Survey by English Heritage (Site Gazetteer). AI/21/2001.


Grid reference Centred SP 6724 3872 (680m by 776m) (Exact)
Civil Parish LUFFIELD ABBEY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish BIDDLESDEN, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish STOWE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Aug 25 2009 11:45AM

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