Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesMilton
Historic CountryOxfordshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil Parish

Castle recorded as ordered to be destroyed in 1216.

Gatehouse Comments

Appears not to be the same as Middleton Stoney. King writes "Dr Allen Brown suggests Milton, a name unfortunately rather common; no remains are known to exist at any place of this name in or near Oxfordshire." Brown writes "The Mappa Mundi lists under Oxfordshire both Mideltune and Medelintuna. One of these must refer to Middleton Stoney to which there are contemporary references. The other is presumably to be sought amoung the Miltons. At Ascot under Wychwood (VCH Vol. 2 p. 321-2) - and possibly at Shipton-under-Wychwood (VCH Vol. 2 p. 346-7) - close to Milton-under-Wychwood, there is a site of a castle." The first of these is probably one of the two castles at Ascot; Ascot d'oilly (SP301190) or Ascot Earl (SP297184), the second is either Ascot Earl or Shipton Court (a Jacobean House possible on the site of an earlier building)(SP277175)

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 387, 563


  • Brown, R. Allen, 1959, 'A List of Castles, 1154–1216' English Historical Review Vol. 74 p. 272 (Reprinted in Brown, R. Allen, 1989, Castles, conquest and charters: collected papers (Woodbridge: Boydell Press) p. 249-280)

Primary Sources

  • Stubbs, W. (ed), 1880, The Minor Works comprising the Gesta regum with its continuation, the Actus pontificum, and the Mappa mundi, by Gervase, the Monk of Canterbury (London: Longman Rolls series 73) Vol. 2 p. 434 online copy