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Name: Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire
HER Number: 00004.00.000
Record Type: Monument

Grid Reference: SU 998 779
Administrative Area/Parish:Datchet, Windsor And Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Summary

Documents evidence that a licence was granted to empark 38 acres in 1335 at Ditton. The park is now a Grade II listed registered park and garden.

Monument Type(s):

  • DEER PARK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1301 AD to 1900 AD)

Description

Documents evidence a park at Ditton from 1335 comprising a fortified house and a 38 acre park. A further 8 acres were added to it in 1338. In 1608 the park contained about 220 deer and had the office of a keeper. By 1608 it was described as 195 acres, and by 1630 it had grown to 208 acres <14>. Within the park was a moated manor site, fishponds and possibly a lodge.

The park is a registered park and garden. The boundary of the registered area was amended in 1996 <2> to exclude the research station to the south west and pond and cottages to the south east from the registered park.

The present park is on the National Heritage List for England (list entry number 1001290)<15>.

In 2016 a documentary research project was carried out by the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust, to define a chronology for landscape development and collate reference sources <16>.


<1> Mills Whipp Partnership, 1997, Archaeological Desktop Assessment of Appleton Park and Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire (Unpublished document). SRW12626.


<2> English Heritage, 1994, Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England-Ditton Park, GD2312 (Bibliographic reference). SRW12397.


<2> English Heritage, 1996, Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England-Ditton Park, GD2312 (Bibliographic reference). SRM15842.


<3> 1925, Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire III, Pages 304, 307-309 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3945.


<4> CAL PAT 1330-4, Page 226 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3888.


<5> Lipscombe, George, 1847, HISTORY OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Pages 569-70 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3889.


<6> Parker, J H, 1859, Domestic Architecture, Appendix (Bibliographic reference). SRW3890.


<7> 1912, RCHM BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Pages 288-89 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3891.


<8> BUCKS COUNTY MUSEUM SMR NO 0526 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3892.


<9> 1908, Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire II, Page 32 (Bibliographic reference). SRW4347.


<10> BUCKS COUNTY MUSEUM SMR NO 0807 (Bibliographic reference). SRW3894.


<11> Kupfermann E, 1986, The Moated Sites of East Berkshire (Unpublished document). SBF5541.


<12> Oxford Archaeology, 2007, Land to rear of 2-78 Castleview Road, Slough - Desk-based Assessment, Page 4 (Unpublished document). SRM13415.


<13> Bryant, A, 1825, Map of Buckinghamshire (Map). SSL4970.


<14> Cantor L. M. and Hatherly, J., 1977, Records of Buckinghamshire Volume XX, Pages 431-450 The Medieval Parks of Buckinghamshire by Cantor L. M. and Hatherly, J. (Bibliographic reference). SRM13125.


<15> Historic England, The National Heritage List for England, List entry number: 1001290 (Index). SRD12029.


<16> The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project, 2016, Understanding Historic Parks and Gardens in Buckinghamshire -Ditton Park Chronology and References (Unpublished document). SRM15227.


<17> Air Photo Services Ltd, 2013, Riding Court Farm, Datchet, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead SU9978 - Aerial Photographic Appraisal: Archaeology, Page 3; Appendix and Figure 1(MAL 69008 82) (Unpublished document). SRM14696.

Sources

<1>Mills Whipp Partnership. 1997. Archaeological Desktop Assessment of Appleton Park and Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire. [Unpublished document / SRW12626]
<2>English Heritage. 1996. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England-Ditton Park. GD2312. [Bibliographic reference / SRM15842]
<2>English Heritage. 1994. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England-Ditton Park. GD2312. [Bibliographic reference / SRW12397]
<3>1925. Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire III. Pages 304, 307-309. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3945]
<4>CAL PAT 1330-4. Page 226. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3888]
<5>Lipscombe, George. 1847. HISTORY OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. 4. Pages 569-70. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3889]
<6>Parker, J H. 1859. Domestic Architecture. Part 2. Appendix. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3890]
<7>1912. RCHM BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. I. Pages 288-89. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3891]
<8>BUCKS COUNTY MUSEUM SMR NO 0526. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3892]
<9>1908. Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire II. II. Page 32. [Bibliographic reference / SRW4347]
<10>BUCKS COUNTY MUSEUM SMR NO 0807. [Bibliographic reference / SRW3894]
<11>Kupfermann E. 1986. The Moated Sites of East Berkshire. [Unpublished document / SBF5541]
<12>Oxford Archaeology. 2007. Land to rear of 2-78 Castleview Road, Slough - Desk-based Assessment. Page 4. [Unpublished document / SRM13415]
<13>Bryant, A. 1825. Map of Buckinghamshire. [Map / SSL4970]
<14>Cantor L. M. and Hatherly, J.. 1977. Records of Buckinghamshire Volume XX. 3. Pages 431-450 The Medieval Parks of Buckinghamshire by Cantor L. M. and Hatherly, J.. [Bibliographic reference / SRM13125]
<15>XYHistoric England. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number: 1001290. [Mapped feature: #9096 ] [Index / SRD12029]
<16>The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project. 2016. Understanding Historic Parks and Gardens in Buckinghamshire -Ditton Park Chronology and References. [Unpublished document / SRM15227]
<17>Air Photo Services Ltd. 2013. Riding Court Farm, Datchet, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead SU9978 - Aerial Photographic Appraisal: Archaeology. Page 3; Appendix and Figure 1(MAL 69008 82). [Unpublished document / SRM14696]

Designations

  • Registered Park or Garden (II) 1001290: Ditton Park

Associated Events:

ERM1070Land for housing at Ditton Park, Slough, Berkshire
ERM707Appleton Park and Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire
ERW62Ditton Manor Park Moat, Datchet, Berkshire (Ref: DPM 99/9)
ERM1933Ditton Park

Associated Monuments

MRW10Moat at Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire (Monument)
MRW9Ridge and furrow - Ditton Park, Datchet, Berkshire (Monument)

Associated Finds:

  • None