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Battlement

A parapet having a regular alternation of solid parts and openings, originally for defense, but later used as a decorative motif.
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battlement, embattlement

battlement
1. A fortified parapet with alternate solid parts and openings, termed respectively “merlons” and “embrasures” or “crenels” (hence crenelation). Generally for defense, but employed also as a decorative motif.
2. A roof or platform serving as battle post.
3. A decorative motif having the general shape of a battlement.
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Mr Morgan said: 'You can't go in free of charge at the moment but for the first time ever visitors would be able to go into the castle gallery, battlements and green spaces free of charge.'
Significantly improved access for the disabled and families with young children to new and existing buildings and to the battlement walk.
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Built between 1912 and 1917, the Kingsbridge Armory was designed by the architecture firm of Pilcher and Tachau and is an outstanding example of military architecture featuring Romanesque arches, vaulted ceilings, decorative brick and terra cotta, and large battlement towers.
A serpentine wall with steps, ramps and terraces leading to the upper levels winds around and along the perimeter, undulating up and down like a mini battlement. From here, people can survey the park.