Old Wolverton Medieval Village Earthworks
The earthworks and buried remains at Old Wolverton lie around the green areas of Manor Farm Court and Holy Trinity Church in the Ouse Valley and today you will often see sheep and cattle grazing here. The Norman motte and bailey castle lies to the east of the church on the higher ground. The deserted medieval village next to the castle survives as extensive earthworks within which roadways, boundaries and house outlines can be seen.
The deserted village was segmented by the canal towards Manor Farm Court and now overlooking the Floodplain Forest. The earthworks here show trackways, a pond, field systems and building platforms. Although not seen in the earthworks we know that there was also a Gilbertine monastic grange here and is thought that the old farm buildings overlaid the site of the grange. The buried remains of a Roman building were found to the east of what is now Manor Cottages, Roman and Saxon coins and metalwork have also been found in this area.
- Heritage in our ParksWith earthworks showing sites of medieval villages, motte and bailey castles and hidden local gems, our parks are a rich source of local heritage
- Heritage Lottery FundGreat Linford Manor Park is a special and wonderful place to visit, with a history that can be traced back at least to Saxon times. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
- Public Art in our ParksNearly 30 pieces of public art call our parks home