HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record Result
Oxfordshire Historic Environment RecordPrintable version | About Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record | Visit Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record online...

Oxfordshire HER logo

Please read Important information about Oxfordshire’s Historic Environment Record data on Heritage Gateway



HER Number: 3087
Record Type: Monument
Name: Site of Faringdon Castle

Grid Reference: SU 297 956
Parish:GREAT FARINGDON, VALE OF WHITE HORSE, OXFORDSHIRE

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Post Medieval - 4000 BC to 1900 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Summary

Excavated by Leeds 1935-6 after discovery of a number of skeletons buried in great disorder. Single rampart and 2 ditches surrounding a central keep.

Associated Monuments

  • None
  • Associated Finds:

  • FOX4307 - SHERD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • Description

    (1) Leeds thought this was the documented adulterine castle of 1144-5 but Bruce-Mitford and Jope argue a C13th date on basis of pottery evidence (digital copy).
    (2) Detailed excavation report (including plan) of site
    (7) Mention of further excavation providing more information of castle plan to that referred to in Antiquaries Journal (2)
    8) Fieldwalking around Folly Hill revealed 1 Roman and 3 Post Med sherds, as well as 3 pieces of worked flint. See Faringdon file in Parish files for limited details.


    <1> OS Record Card, SU 29 NE 6 (Index). SOX273.


    <2> Antiquaries Journal, Vol 16 (1936) pp.165-178. E T Leeds (Xerox copy in DRF); Vol 17 (1937) pp.294-8 (Serial). SOX358.


    <3> Oxford Architectural & Historical Society, Oxoniensia, Vol 4 (1939) p.143 (Serial). SOX284.


    <4> Berks Archaeological Journal, Vol 50 (1947) p.70; Vol 43, Part 2 (1939) p.139. See CAS Lib: Vale 48 (Serial). SOX390.


    <5> Victoria County History of Berkshire, Vol IV, p.489 (Serial). SOX6.


    <6> Additional Information in Detailed Record File, Notes and references by C J Bond (Index). SOX258.


    <7> Oxford Architectural & Historical Society, Oxoniensia, Vol I (1936) p.201 (Serial). SOX284.


    <8> Faringdon Historic Society, 1997, Faringdon Field Record 1982-1988 (Fieldwalking archive). SOX435.

    Sources

    <1>OS Record Card. SU 29 NE 6. [Index / SOX273]
    <2>Antiquaries Journal. Vol 16 (1936) pp.165-178. E T Leeds (Xerox copy in DRF); Vol 17 (1937) pp.294-8. [Serial / SOX358]
    <3>Oxford Architectural & Historical Society. Oxoniensia. Vol 4 (1939) p.143. [Serial / SOX284]
    <4>Berks Archaeological Journal. Vol 50 (1947) p.70; Vol 43, Part 2 (1939) p.139. See CAS Lib: Vale 48. [Serial / SOX390]
    <5>Victoria County History of Berkshire. Vol IV, p.489. [Serial / SOX6]
    <6>Additional Information in Detailed Record File. Notes and references by C J Bond. [Index / SOX258]
    <7>Oxford Architectural & Historical Society. Oxoniensia. Vol I (1936) p.201. [Serial / SOX284]
    <8>Faringdon Historic Society. 1997. Faringdon Field Record 1982-1988. [Fieldwalking archive / SOX435]