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Ascott Earl Castle
Ascott Earl, Oxfordshire, England
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Motte and bailey remains of the castle in the background
Ascott Earl Castle is located in Oxfordshire
Ascott Earl Castle
Ascott Earl Castle
Coordinates 51°51′48″N 1°34′12″W / 51.8634°N 1.5701°W / 51.8634; -1.5701
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Condition Earthworks only

Ascott Earl Castle was a castle in the village of Ascott Earl, Oxfordshire, England.


Ascott Earl Castle was built in the village of Ascott Earl, to a motte-and-bailey design. The castle is very close to the fortification of Ascot d'Oilly Castle, built on an adjacent estate at the other end of the village. Ascott Earl Castle lies on former Iron Age fortifications; its motte is 56m wide and 3.5m high; the surrounding bailey is in the shape of a crescent, approximately 70m by 30m wide.

Today the castle is a scheduled monument.

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