Edward the Confessor and his brother Tostig receive news of the Northumbrian rebellion while at Britford, on the western border of what would later become Clarendon Forest.
Edward’s manor of Broughton (Hants) was nearby.
Reign of Henry I
Henry I probably laid out a park and upgraded a residence, by developing a Romanesque landscape consisting of a giant park and buildings at Clarendon.
Visit of Henry I and his queen, Adela of Louvain.
First evidence of a royal visit apart from the production of writs.
…47s.5 1/2d. expended in the carriage of wine, corn, the king’s and queen’s robe from Woodstock to Clarendon: and for the allowance of Roger de Causton and for conducting him to [Woodstock] Park, and from Oxford to Winchester.
The king’s wine and cheeses were forwarded from Southampton in the same year.
reign of Henry II.
Herbert of Bosham, present for the Constitutions meeting, describes Clarendon as ‘that noble and pre-eminent mansion, the king’s own, from its name and prominent position called Clarendon’.
There were perhaps 1800 people present for the meeting.
digging and creation of the great Wine Cellar (La Roche), where 12C stonework still survives.
Pipe Roll records the carriage of lead and paints (plumbo et coloribus) to Clarendon.