Building record 0104001000 - LOWER BURSTON FARMHOUSE


Nineteenth century house with reused medieval and sixteenth to seventeenth century masonry

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II) 1116026: LOWER BURSTON FARMHOUSE


Type and Period (3)

  • HOUSE (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval to 17th Century - 1066 AD to 1699 AD)
  • (Former Type) HOUSE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)


Dimensions - Width 20m, Length 22m.
Plan Form - L shaped.
Grade II. House. Early-mid C19, incorporating some medieval masonry and building material of former C16-C17 house. Left half and lower part of right half are of re-used thin brick with some stone in plinth. Upper right-hand bays rebuilt in brick late C19. Tiled roof, 2 brick chimneys. 2 storeys and attic, 5 bays. S. side has re-used 5-light window with moulded stone mullions, now painted, to ground floor of fourth bay. Other windows are paired or 3-light barred wooden casements with segmental heads, that to centre bay a staircase window with a single light to upper right. Attic has skylight and 3-light casement in dormer. Wing at right-angles to rear has carved stone angel over door to N. and C20 window to W. in moulded stone jambs. Further fragments of carved and moulded medieval manonry in courtyard wall to N. Interior has heavily moulded C16 door frame. House adjacent to site of deserted medieval village of Lower Burston (B13).
Mansion 'nearly rebuilt' in reign of Elizabeth I (B1).
Seat of branch of Lee family (B2).
NGR to house (B14).

Sources (8)

  • ---SBC17239 Aerial Photograph: 01/01/76. BCM A/1/5/2A-3, 4A-5. SP\846201. Yes.
  • ---SBC17399 Aerial Photograph: 05/02/90. BCM A14/8/32-34. SP\841188. Yes.
  • ---SBC17837 Aerial Photograph: 18/10/79. CUC CLC 26. SP\841190. Yes.
  • ---SBC18770 Aerial Photograph: 10/03/48. RAF 142.3165. SP\837187. Yes.
  • <1>SBC7748 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP309-310.
  • <2>SBC14266 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P655.
  • <13>SBC19252 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Aylesbury Vale District: Parishes of Aston Abbotts &C. p3.
  • <14>SBC10483 Map: OS 1981 1:2500 MAP.


Grid reference SP 83900 18796 (point)
Civil Parish ASTON ABBOTTS, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13593)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13966)

Record last edited

Jun 6 2022 9:24PM

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