Drayton Parslow Mound

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameDrayton Parslow Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityBuckinghamshire
1974 AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Civil ParishDrayton Parslow

Site of a ditched, 'fortified' mount, levelled in 1971, but still evident as a cropmark. Mediaeval pottery was found on the site prior to levelling. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Before 1971, the mound was about 120ft in diameter and 4ft high. About 500m WSW of parish church. A couple of footpaths meet at the approximate location but this does not seem to be a site of a manorial centre. Manor Farm is 100m NNE of church and seems a more likely manorial centre. Bucks HER record reads 'Possible windmill mound known from field survey, now thought to be a medieval motte.' This requires further critical examination of the pre-demolition descriptions but, on the bases of location, appears more likely to have been a mill mound.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP832282
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  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles of The Thames Valley and The Chilterns (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 35
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 27
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 345 (tenurial history) online transcription
  • RCHME, 1913, An inventory of the historical monuments in Buckinghamshire Vol. 2 (north) p. 100 online copy


  • 1971, 'Archaeological notes from Bucks County Museum' Records of Buckinghamshire Vol. 19.1 p. 94 online copy