Barentin's Manor: Excavations of the Moated Manor at Harding's Field, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire 1976-9
Archaeological investigations at Harding's Field, Chalgrove, revealed the remains of one of the most complete examples of a moated medieval manor yet excavated in England. Evidence of a pre-moat occupation dating from the first half of the 13th century, which may not have been seigneurial, was succeeded in the mid 13th century by the construction of the moated manor house. The documentary evidence indicates that this house belonged to the Barentins, a prominent Oxfordshire family. The manor underwent considerable alterations and improvements during the following 200 years, particularly during the early part of the 14th century and, to a lesser extent, in the late 14th and early 15th century. It passed out of the hands of the Barentin family shortly before it was demolished in the late 15th century.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
3 The family tree of the Barentin family
5 Earthwork plan showing the locations of the trial trenches
23 other sections not shown
14th century applied red strips applied strips archaeological Area F associated Barentin base Body sherd buckle Building A1 Building H Catalogue cattle Chalgrove CHHF construction context Cooking pot rim courtyard debris decoration deposits dk green glaze Domestic goose domestic range edge evidence excavation external fabric farm floor footings glass glazed dk green green ext green glaze int hall handle Harding's Field hearth identified int and ext internal jetton Jug rim Kitchen ware rim limestone Little Haseley Magdalen College mandibles manor medieval mm SF mortar mot green glaze mottled green glaze occupation orange glaze Oxford Oxfordshire partially glazed Ph5 Building Ph5 Room A9 Plessis possible postholes pottery probably rabbit recovered red slip robber trench rodent Romano-British Room A10 Room A9 rouletted strips sample sheep Sir Drew skeletal elements species stone strap structure suggests surface Table unstratified vessel voussoir wall yellow glaze