Ascott d'Oilly Village Defences

Has been described as a Possible Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameAscott d'Oilly Village Defences
Alternative NamesAscot Doilly
Historic CountryOxfordshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishAscott under Wychwood

Earthwork survey of the earthworks to the north and west of Ascott d'Oilly Castle show the earthworks to be of an enclosed village or hamlet. The village, like the castle, rapidly became disused. (PastScape)

Large outer enclosure extending north and west of manor house and castle most likely to represent semi-defensive boundary of a short-lived village site at or shortly after its foundation, but then abandoned or removed to site of present village. (Oxfordshire HER)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP301190
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  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 79, 259


  • < >Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 43-69 online copy < >