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Bassetsbury Manor


Bassetbury Manor is a late 17th-century manor house with landscaped gardens on the bank of the River Wye.

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13th Century

King John granted the Manor to Sir Alan Basset, one of the nine barons who were present at the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymeade.

The Manor passed to the Despencers, and later reverted to the crown by attainder.

14th Century

The Manor passed into the ownership of the Crown, when Henry Duke of Lancaster became Henry IV.

15th Century

The name “Bassetsbury” was first recorded in 1437.

In 1483, King Edward IV granted the Manor to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor, who later leased it to Lord Windsor, then John Raunce, and finally became vested in the Dashwoods of West Wycombe.

Key Information


Landscape Garden


Public Park

Principal Building

Manor House





  • Pevsner, N. and E. Williamson, {The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire} (London: Penguin, 1994)
  • Smith, N, {Historic Parks and Gardens Register Review (Buckinghamshire Stage 1)} (Aylesbury: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service, 1998)