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Record details

BCC record ID:0001800002
Type of record:Find Spot
Summary:Medieval building foundations seen at Desborough Castle
Grid Reference:SU 84710 93320
Parish:

HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument

Public access information

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

Full description

IN INNERMOST PART OF CASTLE WERE BUILDINGS OF STRENGTH, MANY FOUNDATIONS BEING FOUND. IN 1743 WAS DUG UP AN ENTIRE STONE WINDOW FRAME LIKE THOSE IN ANCIENT CHURCHES (B1). MR R WATTS RECALLS SEEING FOUNDATIONS WITHIN EARTHWORKS IN 1950S (B13). TILE HEARTH SEEN IN TREE ROOT, INSIDE S BANK (PHOTO)(B19).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: LANGLEY T 1797 HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE HUNDRE D OF DESBOROUGH PP2-8.
<13>Verbal communication: WATTS MR R TO M E FARLEY 22 MAY 1979.
<19>Verbal communication: PATERSON H (DOE FIELD MONUMENTS WARDEN) SEPT 1991 (PHOTO FILED).

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11947:
  • EBC13831: Site visit by EH Field Monument Warden
  • EBC13928:
  • EBC13950:

Related monuments

Images

Medieval building remains seen in tree root on Desborough Castle  © H Paterson

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council