27 September 2008

St George’s Tower: Oxford’s other oldest building?

Filed under: Oxford, Oxford Castle, Sony A100, tower — Howard @ 12:00 am

St George's Tower

History records this tower, part of Oxford Castle, as dating from Norman times, i.e. post-Conquest in 1071. However some disagree and there is speculation that its construction predates the Conquest, which would put the building at a similar age to the tower of St Michael in the North Gate.

This picture was taken from the Castle mound on Oxford Open Days earlier this month.

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