motte-and-bailey

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motte-and-bailey

A mound or motte surmounted by a wooden (later stone) tower (bailey) and enclosed by a ditch and palisade. The earliest example of this primitive castle form is on the River Loire (France) and is dated 1010.
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It is located on the site of an original motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th century.
Originally built by Robert de Toeni, later known as Robert of Stafford, today this Grade II-Listed building is described as an "important and impressive early example" of a motte and bailey structure, and 14th century, Gothic Revival keep.
MANY examples of Norman style motte and bailey castles were built in our region.
Mr Jones, head of humanities, said: "The standard of the models has been excellent with castles ranging from a Motte and Bailey castle made out cardboard to a stone castle with a moving portcullis.
A water-filled moat surrounds the motte and bailey and a little bridge leads to a sheep pasture near to a stone circle.
There is a motte and bailey which dates back to Saxon times.
Bailey Hill is a key historic site in Mold; the Norman motte and bailey castle was the original settlement around which the town grew.
Ha' Hill is an 11th Century motte and bailey fortification which - along with the park's Morpeth Castle - was built to defend the town.
OUR archaeology workshop made a visit the other Friday to a very little known motte and bailey castle near Pendoylan.
Woodland and parkland of Erddig Hall, motte and bailey of Wrexham Castle, Wat's Dyke and Clywedog Trail.
WHERE AND WHY: Located on a hill above the Western Cleddau and Anghof rivers, the hotel gets its name from the castle built by the Normans - and you can still make out the remains of the motte and bailey fortress in the extensive grounds.