Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Possible Masonry Castle, and also as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryBerkshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishBuckland

Castle at Buckland reputedly built by Hugh de Buckland, high Sheriff of Berkshire c.1100. By 1260, record of a capital messuage with garden in disrepair. (Oxfordshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

It would seem reasonable to expect the house of a high sheriff to be fortified in some manner. The likely site would be the manor house at SU34289820 where a stone house of c. 1560 stand. This, and the surrounding landscape were remodelled in the C18 in association with the development of Buckland House so any archaeological evidence for C12 fortification probably long gone.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU343983
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  • Page, Wm. and Ditchfield, P.H. (eds), 1907, 'Parishes: Buckland' VCH Berkshire Vol. 2 p. 453-60 (tenurial history only) online transcription