Battlement

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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.

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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and battlemented on the top, over which were seen, half-hidden by the
In the next century, Sir Thomas Brudenell (1578-1663) was a staunch Royalist and devout Roman Catholic, who built the battlemented tower at one corner of the house and collected many of the books now at Deene, though to his indignation he had to pay to get them back after Roundheads had confiscated them when they sacked the house in 1643.
I suppose you could call the roof battlemented, but you could hardly call the whole thing a castle.
Along the battlemented walls are wooden shutters pierced with holes and swinging on enormous hinges.
Like the grey battlemented O'Doherty Tower at the museum's entrance (also replica), they are an attempt to recreate the physical setting to Derry's history.
There is a fine staircase in oak with mythical figures depicted at each turn, connecting the three main floors and the accessible, battlemented rooftop.
The battlemented parapets and projecting turrets look convincing enough from a distance; and there is even a machicolation gallery corbelled out to create the overhang necessary for missile holes.
Two years after Princess Victoria had spent time in up-and-coming Malvern, Priory Manor was built in lavish, new Gothic, battlemented style.
The Corporation's oddly-named committee administered the Bridge House Estates Trust which for centuries had collected tolls and rents from the battlemented houses and gabled shops on the elaborately ornamented twelfth-century London Bridge.
The Manor House with a battlemented front looks intriguing and rather secretive.
The backdrop is the 16th century Hillfield Hall with its medieval, battlemented looks, known best in recent years as a restaurant and pub business.
Past a fine battlemented house our way becomes a lane to the village of Laverton.