SP5006 : Castle mound and St George's Tower at dusk

taken 9 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Castle mound and St George's Tower at dusk
Castle mound and St George's Tower at dusk
The castle was built in the 1071 by Robert D'Oyly to enable William the Conqueror to control the Upper Thames valley. It is thus one Oxford's very oldest buildings but most of the structures have gone leaving only the motte or mound itself (right) with a well-chamber inside, and St George's Tower behind which became incorporated into the County Gaol(it contained the condemned cell).
Recent innovations have turned these forbidding remnants of the past into a recreational area.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 March, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 509 061 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1203N 1:15.8082W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 509 062
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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