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Castles

parts of medieval European castles

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An early form of castle where a large mound an early castle form: a mound of dirt was built up then a wooden fortification was placed on top. motte-and-bailey
A courtyard or open space surrounded by walls bailey
Early years a stand-alone structure;later the main tower around which the rest of the fortifications were built keep
A metal or wood grate that was dropped vertically just inside the main gate to the castle. portcullis
A body of water surrounding the outer wall of a castle. moat
A wooden bridge in front of the main gate of the castle. Early structures moved horizontally, later could be raised or lowered. drawbridge
A stone structure that protected the gate of a castle. A gatehouse. barbican
The structures at the tops of the walls surrounding a castle. battlements
A walkway is built right up against the outer wall of the castle to reach the battlements. ramparts
A projection used as additional support for walls. buttress
Slots in the walls and structures that were used to shoot arrows through. arrow loops
The stone walls around a castle. curtain wall
An early form of castle where a large mound an early castle form: a mound of dirt was built up then a wooden fortification was placed on top. motte-and-bailey
A courtyard or open space surrounded by walls bailey
Early years a stand-alone structure;later the main tower around which the rest of the fortifications were built keep
A metal or wood grate that was dropped vertically just inside the main gate to the castle. portcullis
A body of water surrounding the outer wall of a castle. moat
A wooden bridge in front of the main gate of the castle. Early structures moved horizontally, later could be raised or lowered. drawbridge
A stone structure that protected the gate of a castle. A gatehouse. barbican
The structures at the tops of the walls surrounding a castle (there are two words for this). battlements
A walkway is built right up against the outer wall of the castle to reach the battlements. ramparts
A projection used as additional support for walls. buttress
Slots in the walls and structures that were used to shoot arrows through. arrow loops
The stone walls around a castle. curtain wall
A large room located in the inner ward, this was the main meeting and dining area and used by everyone who lived in the castle. The Great Hall
The structures at the tops of the walls surrounding a castle (there are two words for this). crenellations
Projecting parapets or platforms situated at the top of a castle hanging over and past castle walls. Similar to a balcony. machicolations
Holes in the floors of machicolations used for dropping various missiles on enemies. Also called murder holes. meutrieres
Toilet or latrine garderobe
A room in the castle called the Lords and Ladies Chamber, or the Great Chamber. It was used as a bedroom by the lord and lady of the castle - it also afforded some privacy for the noble family of the castle solar
Created by: ljcollins