Lost tower found beneath castle

Repair work on the Oxford Castle’s Mound has led to the discovery of a ten-sided tower that has been hidden since the late 1700s.

The foundations of the tower that previously stood at the top of the mound overlooking Medieval Oxford were uncovered while work on a land subsidence was being carried out on site.

Visitors should soon be allowed to observe the excavated tower, which may have to be reburied for safety reasons once the repairs are complete.