The Castle stands on the site on Edgehill where, according to tradition, Charles I surveyed the field before the battle. Today it is a pub which serves excellent Hook Norton ales, but it was originally constructed by Sanderson Miller, in the later 18th century as a folly in the landscaped grounds of Radway Grange. It was intended as a location from which to view the battlefield, as Charles had done in 1642, but in greater comfort. The pub garden is, still today, the ideal location from which to gain an overview of the battlefield.
Photo: G Foard 21/06/2003; photo number: 067; Grid Reference: 437370,247430
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