Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesDrayton; Draiton
Historic CountryOxfordshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishDrayton

Licence to crenellate issued to Robert de Arden, in 1329, for Dratton Oxfordshire.

Gatehouse Comments

Presumably this is Drayton near Banbury where Robert de Arden was granted a charter for a fair on 3 Feb 1329 and also the 'part of a gate from whose house still survives' mentioned by Leland. The transcription of the roll as 'Dratton' may well be erroneous the original actually being Draiton. Map reference for Drayton parish church. Arden's manor house is likely to be near the parish church but also note Drayton Lodge at SP430425, now a golf club but possible the centre for a medieval park, although Park Farm is south of Drayton.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP428415
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 211
  • Lobel, Mary D. and Crossley, Alan (ed), 1969, VCH Oxfordshire Vol. 9 p. 103 online transcription
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 409 online copy


  • Chandler, John, 1993, John Leland's Itinerary: travels in Tudor England (Sutton Publishing) p. 373
  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1908, The itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543 (London: Bell and Sons) Vol. 2 p. 12-13 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1891, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1327-30) Vol. 1 p. 357 online copy