Monument record 0690700000 - 10th century boundary of Winslow Manor


Late Saxon boundary bank recorded in field survey and historical records

Protected Status/Designation

  • 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).

Sources (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

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