Monument record 0020903000 - SE OF CHURCH


Remains of earthworks interpreted as possible medieval motte or ringwork

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (4)

  • MOTTE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RINGWORK? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)


POSSIBLE MOTTE, SE OF CHURCH WITH SURROUNDING DITCH (B7). REMARKABLE POSITION OF THE HOUSE, A HIGH MOUND & FOSSE SURROUNDING IT EXCEPT AT NW SIDE NEAREST THE CHURCH, SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT HERE STOOD THE STRONGHOLD OF THE GIFFARDS (B2). Bank survives in grounds of 'The Gamekeep' to approximate width of 6m and 2m high with traces of an external ditch approx 9m wide. The earthworks have been completely levelled further to the east. See descriptive notes and sketches and historical notes (B11).

Sources (3)

  • <2>SBC11533 Article in serial: J Parker. 1896. 'THE GIFFARDS', IN RECS OF BUCKS 7 PP475-510. Vol 7.
  • <7>SBC10546 Bibliographic reference: OS FIELD INVESTIGATION 1975.
  • <11>SBC22217 Unpublished document: Daniel Secker. 2004. Notes and sketch from site visit.


Grid reference Centred SP 6994 0900 (230m by 200m)
Civil Parish LONG CRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14191)

Record last edited

Jan 3 2023 8:07AM

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