Building record 0063009000 - NOTLEY ABBEY HOUSE


Remains of medieval cloister range and Abbots Lodging, now a house

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (I) 1213476: NOTLEY ABBEY HOUSE


Type and Period (4)

  • MONASTIC DWELLING (Altered 19th or 20th century, 13th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1599 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post-Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 1999 AD)
  • GUEST HOUSE? (13th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1599 AD)
  • CELLAR? (13th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1599 AD)


Grade I. C13, C15 and C16, remodelled C19/20. Two storeys, rubble stone with some ashlar work. Most windows C19, stone mullioned and transomed, with arched lights and hoodmoulds. Tiled roofs. Present house L-shaped formed from west range of cloisters and Abbots Lodging. Notley Abbey was founded circa 1162 by Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham for Augustinian Canons. Parts of grounds Scheduled Ancient Monuments (B20).
Historic building assessment carried out by Oxford Archaeology in 2004 confirmed the phasing of the standing buildings and showed the extent C20 rebuilding and alterations. See report for details (B29).
Architects' plans of existing buildings (B32).
Owned by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh between 1945 and 1960 (B30).

Sources (6)

  • ---SBC17908 Aerial Photograph: 06/03/85. CUC RC8-HH-225 (501). SP\704095. Yes.
  • <16>SBC23992 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1997. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <29>SBC22220 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2004. Notley Abbey, Long Crendon: Historic Buildings Assessment.
  • <30>SBC22985 Article in serial: Amanda Hodges. 2007. 'At home with the Oliviers', in Berkshire and Chilters Life, June 2007. Vol 6, No 6. pp60-61.
  • <32>SBC23572 Graphic material: Johnston Cave Associates. 2004. Architects' photos and plans of buildings at Notley Abbey.


Grid reference SP 71547 09194 (point)
Civil Parish LONG CRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Historic building assessment (EBC16526)

Record last edited

Aug 15 2011 12:25PM

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