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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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CAERNARFON CASTLE, CAERNARFON There was a motte-and-bailey castle in the town of Caernarfon from the late 11th century until 1283 when King Edward I of England began replacing it with the current stone structure.
A motte-and-bailey castle was built around 1093, a mile away from the present castle, around the time of the town's founding by Norman baron Roger de Montgomery.
Bronllys is a Grade II* listed six bedroom country house occupying the site of a former Norman motte-and-bailey castle. The.
This is all that remains of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. Like Rhuddlan Castle it is in the care of Cadw, but, unlike the masonry fortification, it is much less easy to understand how an earthen mound might have secured the surrounding landscape.