Winslow Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Rejected Palace (Royal)

There are no visible remains

NameWinslow Castle
Alternative NamesWinseslai
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityBuckinghamshire
1974 AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Civil ParishWinslow

King writes nothing known of castle mentioned by Moore and listed by Harvey.

Gatehouse Comments

Gatehouse expects this was a reference to the Saxon palace of the Mercian kings recorded in historical records and is, therefore, rejected, for the purpose of this database, on the bases of of being outside the date range 1000-1600CE. The exact location of the Mercian palace is unknown but likely to be near the parish church at given map reference and, given the usually continuity of reuse of high status sites, probably the site now occupied by Winslow Hall, although the curve of Horn Street might suggest the palace and church shared an enclosure.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP769276
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 29
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 466-7 online transcription
  • Harvey, Alfred, 1911, Castles and Walled Towns of England (London: Methuen and Co)
  • Clear, A., 1894, The King's Village and Demense; or a Thousand Years of Winslow Life p. 3
  • Moore, James, 1798, List of the Principal Castles and Monasteries in Great Britain (London) p. 3 online copy