Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BOARSTALL TOWER

BOARSTALL TOWER
Photo Andrew Tivenan

An early 14th century gatehouse is all that now remains of a fortified manor house. The three acre site was protected by a moat which is still present on three sides, rather than by a curtain wall. It was besieged during the Civil War and eventually surrendered to the Parliamentary forces. The house in the middle of the site was demolished in the 18th century and the appearance of the gatehouse has been modified a number of times between the 16th and 20th centuries.

National Trust.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

 

Directions
Off the B4011, 6 miles south east of Bicester
HP18 9UX

 



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