Monument record 0690900000 - Staples Piece Farm: Stapelum settlement


Historical records of a tenth century settlement and possible gallows at this junction of the 'Street' with the Roman Road

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (2)

  • SETTLEMENT? (10th Century to 18th Century - 900 AD to 1799 AD?)
  • GALLOWS? (10th Century to 18th Century - 900 AD to 1799 AD?)


An article tracing the 10th century boundary of the Manor of Winslow notes that three destinations are joined by the 'Street' - Heortmere, Heorthill and Stapelum. The name 'Staple' survives in the name of Staples Farm and the junction of the Roman road with other tracks at 'Staples Corner'. The word staple can refer to a raised platform in olde English and the junction is also known as 'Deadman's Corner' because it is the traditional place for a gallows (another defintion given for staple is gallows post). The Street appears to have gone out of use by the time of enclosure suggesting that these settlements were no longer no existence (1).

Sources (2)

  • <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.
  • <2>SBC20209 Bibliographic reference: Margaret Maria, Lady Verney. 1930. Verney Letters of the 18th century. 2 Vols?. Vol 2, p255.


Grid reference SP 75524 23875 (point)
Civil Parish NORTH MARSTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 7:44PM

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