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PARTS OF A CASTLE

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Parts of a concentric (most popular) castle are:

  • Inner curtain (inside wall)
  • tower (corner tower)
  • inner gate
  • outer gate
  • outer curtain (outerwall)
  • drum tower (inside wall towers)
  • moat (river around the castle)
  • gatehouse (where gates were lifted)
  • keep (millitary residence)
  • great hall (dining room)
  • drawbridge
  • donjon (dungeon/jail - where people were left and forgotten about)
  • garderobe\loo\privy
  • pantry
  • kitchen
  • solar (bedroom)
  • barbican (portcullis)
  • bailey (courtyard)

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kidcastle1.jpg
This is a castle with some parts labled!!!

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