Ashley Green Grove Farm

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameAshley Green Grove Farm
Alternative NamesCheynes
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityBuckinghamshire
1974 AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Civil ParishAshley Green

The rectangular homestead moat has an outer rampart on all sides and measures overall 190.0m E-W by 165.0m N-S. The NW quadrant is isolated by extensions to the moat along the E and W sides with the outer rampart greatly enlarged to the W and N. Much of the W side has been levelled. Foundations of a gatehouse are set midway in the E side with remains of a curtain wall along the E and S sides. Within this strongly defended quarter, Mr Harman encountered extensive foundations during digging, which are undoubtably those of the fortified manor-house. The sole remaining part is the present dwelling house at SP 9860 0428 formerly used as a barn and erroneously referred to as a chapel. The ground floor has probably C15 windows and doorways and the upper floor C17 half-timbering. The moat is waterfilled around the NW quadrant but elsewhere it is dry or marshy although generally in good condition. A broad causewayed entrance in the N side is probably original; all other ways in are obviously modern. (PastScape)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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 ReferenceSP986042
Latitude51.7285003662109
Longitude-0.573750019073486
Eastings498600
Northings204200
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Books

  • 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. 29
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1960, Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire (Harmondsworth) p. 52
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 205, 211 online transcription
  • RCHME, 1912, An inventory of the historical monuments in Buckinghamshire Vol. 1 (south) p. 16-17 online copy
  • Allcroft, A. Hadrian, 1908, Earthwork of England (London) p. 471, 484 online copy

Other

  • Historic England, 2015, Heritage at Risk South East Register 2015 (London: Historic England) p. 6 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2014, Heritage at Risk Register 2014 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 7 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2013, Heritage at Risk Register 2013 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 6 online copy (new entry)