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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE found a number of ancient oaks growing in the interior. He says ^ that there was a tradition in the neighbourhood in his day that a ' castle ' was ' long since situated ' within the moats ; this would probably give the name to the Castle Lane which still approaches the entrenchments from Ulverlie Green. 1 Most probably the structure surrounded by these strong double ramparts and ditches was only of wood. 'A

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Oakley Wood ENLARGED SECTION , ~ TACHBROOK about A.D. 1875, after Burgess SCALE OF FEET O ICO 2OO 5OO TACHBROOK (3 miles south-west of Warwick). An entrench- ment in good preservation and of considerable size lies in Oakley Wood, on the right-hand side of the Warwick and Banbury Road, about i miles south-south-east of the parish church of Bishop's Tachbrook. It is upon fairly level ground between Ashorne Hill to the south and some rounded elevations in Tachbrook to the north. Dugdale's Wano. p. 662 ; Hannett, Forest of Arden, pp. 278-80. 396