An excavation at the ruin of Barton in 1965 found decorated plasterwork, probably from a panel above a fireplace, and a farthing of King Charles I.
Barton was a manor house just outside Abingdon. It originally belonged to Abingdon Abbey. It was rebuilt in 1556 by Thomas Reade, using stone from the tower of the Abbey’s church. The house was attacked and destroyed in the English Civil War.
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