Oxford Castle Timeline

Oxford Castle Timeline (HM2APV)

Location: , England OX1 1BY Oxfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 45.106', W 1° 15.806'

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( the marker is a series of medallians set into the stone pavement )
c.700   St Frideswide founds a Monastery by the River Thames
1009   The Saxon town is attacked by the Danes
1066   The Norman Conquest
1071   Robert D'Oilly begins building the Castle
1074   St Georges Church and Crypt are built within the Castle
1142   King Stephen attacks — Empress Matilda escapes from St Georges Tower
1239   Earliest recorded use of the Castle as County Gaol
1388   The Castle is in poor repair and prisoners are able to escape
1577   The Black Assize — hundreds die of gaol fever
1643   Civil War — Parliamentarian prisoners are held in St Georges Tower
1675   The Castle walls and towers have gone, and the Keep is in ruins
1780 to 1860   The Prison is rebuilt and expanded with the new wings added
1863   The last public execution takes place on the site
1996   The Prison closes and Oxfordshire County Council take ownership
2006   Oxford Castle opens to the public
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Date Added Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 619870 N 5734856
Decimal Degrees51.75176667, -1.26343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 45.106', W 1° 15.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 45' 6.3600000000001" N, 1° 15' 48.36" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oxford Castle, England OX1 1BY, GB
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