motte-and-bailey

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motte-and-bailey

A motte that is adjacent to, or surrounded by a bailey; the open area within a medieval fortification.
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The castle has dominated the Staffordshire skyline for more than 900 years and is an impressive early example of a motte and bailey structure |
Bishopton Castle was built in 1143 by Roger de Conyers, in the motte and bailey style.
It is likely that the Green was still a tidal mudflat where the local fishermen moored their boats at the time Gillecoaim was building his motte and bailey.
This motte and bailey was one of a chain of sites that controlled the lower land areas of Glamorgan, by 1090 under Norman control.
Bear left here to reach another post and beyond the old motte and bailey of Wrexham Castle.
It is a classic example of a motte and bailey castle, which during the Civil War was a Royalist stronghold, but surrendered in 1646 following the defeat of Charles I at Naseby.
For the excavation of the motte and bailey Saunders emphasises that little work was done on the motte apart from stonework repair; only the southwest quarter of the bailey was examined in detail with trenches elsewhere seeking to answer specific queries.
The Norman Conquest resulted in the construction of thousands of new motte and bailey forts made from earth and timber in England.
The prison is within Oxford Castle, the home of William the Conqueror's motte and bailey castle, built soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066 in 1071.
McCoy was shot three times in the Motte and Bailey bar in Finaghy this week.
Tamworth punches well above its weight and its motte and bailey castle - believed to date back to the 1180s - is one of the great family days out in the West Midlands.
Bailey Hill is a key historic site in Mold - the Norman motte and bailey castle was the original settlement around which the town grew.