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Broughton Castle

Hob Uid: 337035
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Broughton
Grid Ref : SP4181038174
Summary : A fortified manor house, built in the early 14th century and extended and remodelled in the 15th, 16th and 18th centuries. A meeting place for oponents of the King's government before the Civil War, then garrisoned for Parliament and frequently raided by Royalists. Restored in the 19th and 20th centuries. The original house included a large hall with the private apartments at one end and the kitchen and ancillary rooms at the other. Some of the original range of buildings, including the kitchen at the western end, were partially demolished in the 16th century and their foundations lie below the present structure. The house stands on a large island, surrounded by a broad moat. Stonework in the moat, visible when the water level is lowered, indicates that it was originally more regular in width, with angled corners forming an octagonal plan.
More information : (SP 4180 3817) Broughton Castle (NR)
(SP 4182 3825) Tower (NR) (1)

Exceptional example of early 14th century moated house with 16th cent. alterations and additions, there is a two-storeyed gate
house and notable vaulting and chapel. Grade I. (2)

The remains of the house seem to be mainly 16th.c. except
for the original chapel wing. The gateway and "embattled wall"
are in good condition, the moat waterfilled. Outstanding, see
GPs. (3)

SP 41783819. Broughton Castle. Moated and fortified manor house, built in the early 14th century and extended and remodelled in the mid 16th century. Scheduled (not house) and Listed Grade I. (8)

Listed by Cathcart King. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" NSL
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ministry of Housing and Local Government 1899/11/A undated 31
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 12-MAY-70
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Oxfordshire, District of Cherwell, 14th November 1985, 73-4
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Source Number : 5
Source : The Victoria history of the counties of England
Source details : Oxfordshire
Page(s) : 89-92
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Vol(s) : 9 (1969)
Source Number : 6
Source : The Buildings of England
Source details : N. Pevsner, J. Sherwood (1974 ) Oxfordshire
Page(s) : 492-98
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Source Number : 7
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details :
Page(s) : 138-194
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Vol(s) : 135 (1978)
Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 16-Jul-03
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Source Number : 9
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 385
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 77257
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 430494
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : CC57/00401
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : NMR 4230/24
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 30882
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 43 NW 3
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 616810
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Associated Monuments : 1077038
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Associated Monuments : 1077046
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, CITY OF HEREFORD ARCHAEOLOGY UNIT
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 43 NW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-05-12
End Date : 1970-05-12
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT BROUGHTON CASTLE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31