Principal inner tower of a castle; sometimes called 'donjon'
Motte & Bailey
The bailey was a forecourt, surrounded by an earth rampart the motte was the mound upon which stood the lord's house or keep. The lord's retainers lived in a wooden hall in the bailey. The whole was enclosed by a wooden fortification. The motte and Bailey castle was introduced by the Normans.
A defensive gateway made of heavy grating, raised and lowered from the inside.
The court or space between the fortified outer walls and the inner keep, which in Norman times was call a Motte, being a mound to house the lord's house or keep. The bailey contained the houses of the retainers.
A defensive outer tower before the gate of a castle
Part of a castle wall stretching between the fortified towers
A castle privy built into the thickness of a wall. With a shaft underneath, emptying usually into the moat
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