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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On the Outer Bailey he explained that the Normans left their mark with the Motte and Bailey castle on what we now know as Bailey Hill.
A motte and bailey castle was made up of a motte (or mound) which was topped with a wooden or stone 'keep' 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.
OUR archaeology workshop made a visit the other Friday to a very little known motte and bailey castle near Pendoylan.
WHERE AND WHY: Located on a hill above the Western Cleddau and Anghof rivers, the hotel gets its name from the castle built by the Normans - and you can still make out the remains of the motte and bailey fortress in the extensive grounds.
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.
If an upcoming decision by the Heritage Lottery Fund is successful, Bailey Hill, which is home to ruins of an 11th-century motte and bailey castle and a Gorsedd stone circle erected in 1922-23 for the proclamation of the National Eisteddfod, will receive a PS1m boost to make it into a tourist destination.
Construction started on the stone structure in 1283 when King Edward I of England began replacing an older motte and bailey fort there.
Originally built by Robert de Toeni, later known as Robert of Stafford, today this Grade II-Listed building is described as an "important and impressive early example" of a motte and bailey structure, and 14th century, Gothic Revival keep.
Mr Jones, head of humanities, said: "The standard of the models has been excellent with castles ranging from a Motte and Bailey castle made out cardboard to a stone castle with a moving portcullis."