Boarstall Tower, Aylesbury, England
Record Id: 4447
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Brief description of site
Boarstall Tower is the surviving gatehouse of a 14th-century military building, later updated in 1615.
The grade I listed building is surrounded by large gardens and a moat.
Brief history of site
Built by John de Handle in 1312, Boarstall House was a large fortified house surrounded by a moat. It was much changed in 1615, updated for use as a hunting lodge, though it still retained original period features.
The gardens date from before the 17th century. Between 1777 and 1925, the gardens were used for pasture, after which the formal layout was restored.
Address: Boarstall, HP18 9UX
Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Brill
Historical County: Buckinghamshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||165||Grid Ref:||SP624142|
Form of site: landscape garden
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: historic house
Site first created: 1312 to 1615
Main period of development: 14th century