Monument record 0690700000 - 10th century boundary of Winslow Manor
- SHINE: Late Saxon boundary bank recorded in a field survey and historical records
Type and Period (1)
- BOUNDARY (8th Century to 10th Century - 700 AD to 999 AD?)
In an article tracing the 10th century boundaries of Winslow Manor a substantial bank marks a distinct division between ridge and furrow to the east and meadowland to the west. The presence of the bank indicates that the open field furlongs were well-established and adopted as part of the manorial agreement with Swanbourne. The bank is completely man-made and the boundary ignores what might have been an ideal boundary, a natural stream valley, which runs parallel to east. The boundary curves to form a point where it crosses the old Shipton to Swanbourne Road which was in use as a road until 1599. The southern stretch of the bank passes through an area known as Littleton. Court rolls contain many references to a furlong called Littleton or Littledon. This area my represent the fourth, so far unidentified, estate of Lygetune which was granted by King Offa to St Albans Abbey in 792 (1).
- ---SBC20208 Article in serial: E J Bull and Julian Hunt. 1996. 'Rewalking the Tenth-century Perambulation of Winslow Manor', in Recs of Bucks 38 pp90-108. Vol 38. pp90-108.
|Grid reference||Centred SP 78644 27217 (457m by 1110m)|
|Civil Parish||SWANBOURNE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire|
|Civil Parish||WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire|
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Record last edited
Jun 26 2023 5:01PM