Motte and Bailey castles, popular in Britain during the 11th and 12th centuries, typically consisted of a fortified courtyard (bailey) overlooked by a wooden castle built on a mound of earth (motte).

Motte and Bailey castles, popular in Britain during the and centuries, typically consisted of a fortified courtyard (bailey) overlooked by a wooden castle built on a mound of earth (motte).

The motte and bailey defences of Launceston Castle in England

Launceston Castle (Cornish: Kastell Lannstefan) is located in the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

Motte and bailey castle such as was built in York in 1068 and how I picture the "tower" in Rogue Knight

Motte and bailey castle such as was built in York in 1068 and how I picture the "tower" in Rogue Knight

An aerial view of Old Sarum, Wiltshire, UK showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site. When the settlement grew too big they needed to relocate so they decided to fire and arrow and where it landed they would build the new settlement, the arrow hit a deer and where the deer died they built Salisbury Cathedral

An aerial view of Old Sarum, Wiltshire, UK showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site.

How to Make a Motte and Bailey Castle: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

Make a Motte and Bailey Castle

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clay motte and bailey castle - Google Search

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