Great Holcombe

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are uncertain remains

NameGreat Holcombe
Alternative NamesUpholcombe
Historic CountryOxfordshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishNewington

Richard English was granted licence to crenellate his manor of Upholcombe in 1360. Emery places this at Great Holcombe.

In conjunction with the trial excavation of medieval remains south of Newington House, the South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group has methodically field walked the arable land to the north-east. Remains of a high status medieval building complex have been recovered including fragments of decorated floor tiles and glazed ridge tiles. (Chambers, 1985)

Gatehouse Comments

Chambers given map reference seems to be at a site where a square cropmark is visible on the air photo. As yet Gatehouse is unable to identify this Richard English or confirm any association with any site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU610962
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Calculate Print


  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 211


  • Graham Kerr, C.A., 1985, South Midlands Archaeology: CBA Group 9 Newsletter Vol. 15 p. 70 online copy
  • Chambers, R., 1985, South Midlands Archaeology: CBA Group 9 Newsletter Vol. 15 p. 98 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1916, Calendar of Charter Rolls 15 Edward III - 5 Henry V 1341-1417 Vol. 5. (HMSO) p. 167 online copy