Old Wolverton Medieval Village Earthworks

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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. 

See the Historic England listing for these monuments.

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  • Ouse Valley Park


    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    The Ouse Valley Park lies in the floodplain of the Great Ouse which flows from Oxfordshire to the Wash. The park is the most rural of any found in Milton Keynes and is a great place to go to experience the feeling of the countryside without leaving the city. Old trees, hedgerows, meadows, and new plantations combine to provide excellent habitats for wildlife.

    Refreshments can be found at Stony Stratford, Wolverton and New Bradwell alongside the park. At Old Wolverton the route passes directly by the Wolverton House pub restaurant.

  • For information and routes for walking, cycling, bus and train trips in MK use the transport planner
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  • Great 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.
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