Otmoor Archaeological and Historical Society visit to Boarstall Tower


Boarstall Tower is just over the border into Buckinghamshire a few miles from Otmoor. The OAHS visited on 24th June and were given a tour of the recently restored fortified house by Rob Dixon the current tenant. The house is now owned by the National Trust

Boarstall Tower: John de Haudlo built Buckinghamshire's only complete medieval fortified building in 1312, both as defence for his house (demolished 1778) and as an expression of his status. Although updated in 1615 for use as a banqueting pavilion or hunting lodge, and to reflect the latest taste, it retained its medieval belfry, crossloops and crenallations. Today the exterior and many rooms remain virtually unchanged from that time.


See also: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-boarstalltower

Boarstall Tower
Boarstall, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 9UX
Telephone: 01280 822850 (Mon–Fri)