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Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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He is a genuine batsman who also keeps wicket as a genuine wicket-keeper.
Andy Allen keeps wicket in place of captain Steve Donnelly, who is recovering from a broken leg sustained in a parachute accident.
Alderley Edge's Mark Currie is recalled by agreement with Lancashire, for whose 2nd XI he has been playing all season, while Mark Makin (Hyde) keeps wicket and Chris Finegan, one of three Bootle players in the team, is brought back.