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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.
The Keep was accompanied by a curious structure at the heart of the ringwork, known as the "cellar" tower.
This "ringwork" was used as one of the links in the chain to defend the Norman-conquered South Glamorgan, at some time around AD1100.
The St Mary's Church site at Caerau Hill is home not only to the ruins of the church, but is also standing within the grounds of a huge Iron Age hillfort and next to a medieval ringwork.
Built in the 13th century by the de Brian family, probably on top of an earlier Norman ringwork castle, the solid mansion visible to us is the lasting legacy of Sir John Perrot.
This designation will protect the wooded hill as landscape, alongside the scheduled ancient monument protection of its iron-age hill fort, later Roman camp, and remains of the 750-year-old St Mary's Church and earth ringwork.
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.
Hundreds of earthen ringworks and mottes that never evolved from wooden palisades and buildings await another investigator.