Ardley Castle

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Ardley Castle
Ardley, Oxfordshire, England
Ardley Castle is located in Oxfordshire
Ardley Castle
Ardley Castle
Coordinates 51°56′30″N 1°13′02″W / 51.9416°N 1.2173°W / 51.9416; -1.2173Coordinates: 51°56′30″N 1°13′02″W / 51.9416°N 1.2173°W / 51.9416; -1.2173
Grid reference grid reference SP539273
Site information
Condition Earthworks only

Ardley Castle was a castle to the southwest of the village of Ardley, Oxfordshire, England.

It is thought to have been an adulterine castle erected in the reign of King Stephen and demolished by order of Henry II after 1154. It now consists of an oval enclosure with a shallow ditch.[1]

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  1. ^ Fry, Plantagenet Somerset (1980). The David & Charles Book of Castles. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 179. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3.