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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A vast number of motte-and-bailey castles was thrown up before the middle of the 12th century.
Shotwick Castle is brilliant, too - you can see the motte-and-bailey where the castle would have stood.
The property also boasts former service quarters, a motte-and-bailey (a type of raised, enclosed castle), a listed ornate garden and 17 acres of woodland.
While many of the motte-and-bailey earth castles were abandoned, the stone castles grew more numerous.
The home boasts former service quarters, a motte-and-bailey and a listed ornate garden with 17-acres of woodland.