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Beaumont Castle
Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England
Beaumont Castle is located in Oxfordshire
Beaumont Castle
Beaumont Castle
Coordinates 52°00′07″N 1°06′47″W / 52.002°N 1.113°W / 52.002; -1.113
Type Possible Motte and bailey or ringwork
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Condition Limited earthworks remain

Beaumont Castle was a medieval castle in Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England, located at .


Beaumont Castle was a possible motte and bailey or ringwork castle built in the village of Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England. The castle was probably built by Roger d'Ivry following the Norman invasion of England. The castle was probably called Beaumont because it occupied a natural promontory overlooking a local stream. The castle was abandoned before 1216. Private excavations by two brothers from London in 1954–5 allegedly revealed a dungeon and an underground passage, although this discovery is disputed by scholars. The site is registered as a scheduled monument.

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