Beaumont Castle

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Beaumont Castle
Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England
Beaumont Castle is located in Oxfordshire
Beaumont Castle
Beaumont Castle
Coordinates52°00′07″N 1°06′47″W / 52.002°N 1.113°W / 52.002; -1.113Coordinates: 52°00′07″N 1°06′47″W / 52.002°N 1.113°W / 52.002; -1.113
TypePossible Motte and bailey or ringwork
Site information
ConditionLimited earthworks remain

Beaumont Castle was a medieval castle in Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England, located at grid reference SP610140.

History[edit]

Beaumont Castle was a possible motte and bailey or ringwork castle built in the village of Mixbury, Oxfordshire, England.[1] The castle was probably built by Roger d'Ivry following the Norman invasion of England.[2] The castle was probably called Beaumont because it occupied a natural promontory overlooking a local stream.[2] The castle was abandoned before 1216.[1] 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.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beaumont Castle, Mixbury, Gatehouse website, accessed 10 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Parishes: Mixbury, A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6 (1959), pp. 251-262; accessed 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ Parishes: Mixbury, A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6 (1959), pp. 251-262; accessed 11 June 2011; Beaumont Castle, Mixbury, Gatehouse website, accessed 10 June 2011; Beaumont Castle, English Heritage, accessed 11 June 2011.