Ditton Park, Datchet

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Royal), and also as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameDitton Park, Datchet
Alternative Names
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityWindsor & Maidenhead
1974 AuthorityBerkshire
Civil ParishDatchet

Country house and chapel of 1812 on the site of a possible fortified house which was extant in 1331, when Edward III's Treasurer John Moleyns was granted a licence to crenellate, and rebuilt in the early C17. From 1472 the Manors of Datchet and Ditton belonged to the Crown, and the future Queen Mary was frequently lodged at Ditton Park as a small child, conveyed across the Thames by Datchet ferry from her father Henry VIII's presence at Windsor Castle. Ditton Park became part of the dowry of Anne Boleyn, but there is no evidence that she actually lived there.

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ000779
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 211
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus and Elizabeth Williamson with Geoffrey K Brandwood, 1994, Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire (Harmondsworth) p. 279
  • Thurley, Simon, 1993, The Royal Palaces of Tudor England (Yale University Press) p. 78, 80
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 304 online transcription
  • RCHME, 1912, An inventory of the historical monuments in Buckinghamshire Vol. 1 (south) p. 289 online copy
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 410 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1893, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1330-34) Vol. 2 p. 226 online copy p. 521 [online copy > http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/e3v2/body/Edward3vol2page0521.pdf]