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Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 17th Century © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: CC51/00370

This 17th century oblique view of the castle site shows the Norman motte or mound built in 1091 by forced Saxon labour. A wooden keep stood on this. The castle was used by the Normans to keep control of the town. Also visible are the remains of the Shire Hall, as well as St George's Tower and Castle Mill beyond.