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Oxford in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
 

Oxford Castle Timeline

 
 
Oxford Castle Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
1. Oxford Castle Timeline Marker
The first medallion is just inside the entrance.
Inscription.
( the marker is a series of medallians set into the stone pavement )
c.700   St Frideswide founds a Monastery by the River Thames
1009   The Saxon town is attacked by the Danes
1066   The Norman Conquest
1071   Robert D’Oilly begins building the Castle
1074   St Georges Church and Crypt are built within the Castle
1142   King Stephen attacks — Empress Matilda escapes from St Georges Tower
1239   Earliest recorded use of the Castle as County Gaol
1388   The Castle is in poor repair and prisoners are able to escape
1577   The Black Assize — hundreds die of gaol fever
1643   Civil War — Parliamentarian prisoners are held in St Georges Tower
1675   The Castle walls and towers have gone, and the Keep is in ruins
1780 to 1860   The Prison is rebuilt and expanded with the new wings added
1863   The last public execution takes place on the site
1996   The Prison closes and Oxfordshire County Council take ownership
2006   Oxford Castle opens to the public
 
Location. 51° 45.106′ N, 1° 15.806′ W. Marker is in Oxford, England, in Oxfordshire. Marker is on New Road just from Oxford Castle, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford, England OX1 1BY, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers.
Oxford Castle Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
2. Oxford Castle Timeline Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prison D Wing (a few steps from this marker); Prison Debtors’ Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perimeter Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Vaulted Well Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology, the Castle Ditch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Motte and Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Prison Governor’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oxford Castle & Prison. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Oxford Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Oxford Castle Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
3. Oxford Castle Timeline Marker
Oxford Castle Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
4. Oxford Castle Timeline Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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