ringwork


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ringwork

In medieval times, one or more defensive ditches or banks (usually more or less circular or oval in shape) to protect the area within.
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2) La asignacion de esta denominacion no es arbitraria; obedece a las similitudes detectadas entre la construccion localizada en Ventosinos y un tipo de estructura ya conocido en Gran Bretana como ringwork, cf.
El caracter excepcional de los materiales localizados en el interior ha llevado a algunos autores a sugerir que los ringworks eran centros de alto estatus (McOmish, 2011).
The Keep was accompanied by a curious structure at the heart of the ringwork, known as the "cellar" tower.
A ringwork and, in Llanilid's case, a four-metre high concentric bank, with a ditch encircling it, had only one entrance breach through its earthwork.
It is next to a medieval ringwork, which would have been inhabited by residential settlements in the Middle Ages.
He had done no ringwork and had not even donned a pair of gloves.
It was established as a wooden ringwork and bailey castle at the start of the 12th century by fierce Norman knight, Sir William de Londres, who operated from Ogmore Castle near Bridgend.
A ringwork fort was originally built on the site in the 12th century by Henry de Beaumont after he was granted the Lordship of Gower.
Near the village are the remains of Talyfan Castle, an overgrown ringwork castle with traces of a wall two metres thick.
On this first castle, a ringwork and bailey on the highest part of the hill, further work was carried out over centuries to come.
He said Mynydd y Gwair is "rich in cairns, cross-ridge dykes, ringworks, fortifications and prehistoric cemeteries".
Hundreds of earthen ringworks and mottes that never evolved from wooden palisades and buildings await another investigator.