Tower found under Oxford Castle’s mound

From the Bicester Advertiser: Tower found under mound.

Work to repair Oxford Castle’s mound has revealed a ten-sided tower that has been hidden for more than two centuries.

The foundations of a 13th-century tower that once stood on top of the mound were discovered during work to deal with land slippage.

Excavation work at the Oxford landmark on New Road has led to a section of the tower seeing the light of day for the first time since the 1790s.

The current grass mound is the main surviving part of the Norman castle built by Robert D’Oilly in the 1070s.

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