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Record details

BCC record ID:0445500000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Seventeenth century timber framed house, with probable witch bottle found buried under hearth
Grid Reference:SP 76950 27710
Parish:

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • HOUSE (17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

Associated finds

  • WITCH BOTTLE (1) (17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

Grade II. House. C17, altered. Possibly timber framed in part, now covered with whitewashed render. Old tile roof, coped gable to left, central brick stack. T-plan with gabled projection part rubble stone, to north. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Projection has window with old mullion to first floor, similar window in S front. Other windows C20. Entry to N/S front has re-sited stone gargoyle heads at eaves. C20 conservatories to S and in angle of N front. C19 bay to E, formerly part of No. 1, is not of special interest (B1).
BELLARMINE BOTTLE, FOUND SEALED UPSIDE DOWN UNDER TILED HEARTH OF HOUSE. BURIED AS A PROPHYLACTIC MEASURE, TO PREVENT WITCH ENTERING HOUSE? ALMOST CERTAINLY RHENISH; VERY CLOSELY PARALLELED WITH EXAMPLE IN WRECK OF VERGULDE DRAEK (SANK 1656). MORE INFO, PHOTO, ILLUS ON CAS FILE (B2-3).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: DOE. 1984. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST. p97
<2>Verbal communication: Mike Farley. 1979. FARLEY M E (BCM) MARCH 1979 PERS COMM (& SEE TYPESCRIPT ARTICLE, NOTES, PHOTOS &C, FILED).
<3>Article in serial: Mike Farley. 1978. 'A WITCH-BOTTLE FROM WINSLOW', IN RECS OF BUCKS 20 PP635-6. Vol 20.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC13590: Site visit

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council