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Parts of a Castle

K. Steele

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inner bailey the area along the tops of the walls where soldiers could defend the castle
battlement a notched battlement made up of alternate crenels and merlons
allure a small tower above and on one of the main towers, usually used as a look out point
ward a small tower at the end of a curtain wall or in the middle of the outside wall
drawbridge a wooden bridge capable of being raised or lowered
curtain wall the inner stronghold of the castle
turret a narrow wall along the outer edge of the wall walk to protect soldiers against attack
portcullis protective wall at the top of a castle
arrow loop all the towers, bridges, and barriers built to protect each entrance
garderobe A narrow vertical slit cut into a wall so arrows could be fired through from inside
bastion a castle wall enclosing a courtyard
hall latrine (toilet)
parapet a deep trench usually filled with water that surrounded a castle
keep courtyard within the walls of the castle
donjon main living quarters of a medieval castle or house
crenelation the jail, usually found in one of the towers
gatehouse circular or polygonal end of a tower or chapel
wall walk vertical sliding wooden grille shod with iron, hung in front of a gateway, let down to protect the gate
bailey passage behind the parapet of a castle wall
dungeon courtyard or bailey
moat open area in the center of a castle
apse the inner stronghold (keep) of a castle

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