Odiham Castle

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Odiham Castle was originally a 13th century stone fortified hunting lodge. After its recapture in 1217, a great three storey octagonal keep, encased by a circular moat was constructed. Built of flint walls with stone dressings, it stands in the center of the inner ward, which was also defended by a 14th century palisade and ditch. By the 15th century, the inner moat had been in-filled and the castle in use as a hunting lodge again. To the south-east, is a rectangular outer ward, encased by a moat but sadly its been bisected by the canal.

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Odiham Castle is located west of North Warnborough, off Mill Lane. 10 miles east of Basingstoke, on the A30-A287.


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