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Broughton Old Manor Farm

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Broughton Staveley; Hollands Manor

In the civil parish of Weston Turville.
In the historic county of Buckinghamshire.
Modern Authority of Buckinghamshire.
1974 county of Buckinghamshire.
Medieval County of Buckinghamshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SP847134
Latitude 51.81331° Longitude -0.77166°

Broughton Old Manor Farm has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


The remains of a large medieval moated site and part of the surrounding pattern of medieval cultivation earthworks. The moated site includes two main islands arranged side by side. Both are similar in size and roughly square in plan, and together they cover a rectangular area measuring about 180m from north to south by 90m transversely. The northern island contains several broad platforms and numerous minor undulations reflecting the buried foundations of former structures. The southern island, which may have served as an outer courtyard, is largely level. The south eastern corner is isolated by a narrow adjunct from the main ditch which defines a small rectangular enclosure measuring about 40 metres by 20 metres. The field to the south and west of the moated site contains traces of two furlongs from a medieval open field system which is orientated with the moated site and clearly contemporary with its use. This relationship is particularly noticeable to the south where the pattern of ridge and furrow terminates in a broad headland alongside the moat in order to allow sufficient space to turn the plough team. The moated site has been identified as the possible medieval manor of Broughton Staveley, or Hollands Manor, which may have been established on lands given to Missenden Abbey in the first half of C12. (PastScape)
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