Boarstall Tower

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Boarstall Tower
Near Boarstall, Buckinghamshire in England
Boarstall Tower.jpg
Boarstall Tower is located in Buckinghamshire
Boarstall Tower
Boarstall Tower
Shown within Buckinghamshire
Coordinates 51°49′24″N 001°05′44″W / 51.82333°N 1.09556°W / 51.82333; -1.09556Coordinates: 51°49′24″N 001°05′44″W / 51.82333°N 1.09556°W / 51.82333; -1.09556
Type moated gatehouse
Site information
Owner National Trust
Site history
Built 1312 (1312)
In use 1312-Unknown

Boarstall Tower is a 14th-century moated gatehouse located in Boarstall, Buckinghamshire, England, and now, with its surrounding gardens, a National Trust property.

The gatehouse was built by John de Haudlo in 1312[1] to defend his residence, Boarstall House, a fortified manor house that was demolished in 1778.[2] Although the Tower was updated in 1615 for use as a banqueting pavilion or hunting lodge, it retained its mediaeval belfry, cross loops and crenellations. The exterior and many rooms are essentially unchanged since then.[2]

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  1. ^ Boarstall Tower National Trust
  2. ^ a b Boarstall House