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The motte and bailey castle (the motte was a mound of earth, and the bailey a courtyard enclosed by a wall).
Castle, the seat of the Fitzalan-Howard family, Dukes of Norfolk, was built in 1067 by the cousin of William the Conqueror, Roger Montgomery, to defend the Arun valley; its large stone keep dates from the 12th century.
Castle in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, situated on Loch Fyne, 23 miles northwest of Greenock is the ancestral seat of Archibald, 3rd Duke of Argyll who laid out the town of Inveraray in 1743.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Britain/castles.htm   (4349 words)

 Castles for sale
Attached to the Castle is a courtyard in beautiful dressed stone which has been used by a number of hollywood film directors for medieval films, the last one being the recently released 'King Arthur'.
Castle dating back the 17th century, 4700 sq.yd of living space, 38 bedrooms, with bathrooms, 3 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, equipped kitchen, elevator, stables, 2 guest houses, 12 acres park and 44 acres wood.
The realty is composed of: * the castle with 55.184m· land and 4.243m· farmland * the castle tavern with 263m· useful area * the Meier courtyard with 17,757m· land * and 1.345m· usable area It is possible to buy up low-priced building land and extend the available building area to 21.000m·.
property.org.uk /unique/castles.html   (1194 words)

 List of castles - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The List of castles is a link page for any castle in the sense of a fortified building.
Castle of Ardooie or Castle de Jonghe d'Ardoye
Seh Kooheh Castle in the district of Shibb Ab, Zabol
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/List_of_castles   (350 words)

 Castles in England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rayleigh Castle - Remains of earthworks of motte-and-bailey castle
Shrewsbury Castle - Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council
Government of England · Parliament of England · Monarchy of England · National Flag · List of English flags · Royal Arms
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castles_in_England   (198 words)

 Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The castle was a status symbol, the element of display was never absent so from the beginnings the trappings of fortification such as ditches, banks and mounds, towers, gatehouse and crenellations were sometimes more for show than for a serious purpose.
Castle gates also depend for their defense upon the exploitation of the mural tower as potential weak points likely to be attacked first.
Castles and Stately Homes of the UK You may be related to one of the thousands of families who originally owned, subsequently owned, were related by marriage, or were otherwise associated with any of the 250 fine historic castles and stately homes listed below.
www.infokey.com /Castles.html   (1749 words)

 List of English flags - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of flags used exclusively in England.
For other flags used in England, and the rest of the United Kingdom, see List of British flags.
The Coat of Arms of England quartered with the Royal Standard of France, the Fleur-de-lis representing the English claim to the French throne.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flags_of_English_subdivisions   (515 words)

 Castle Category
Very few existed when William the Conqueror arrived in England, but by the end of his reign the motte and bailey castle had become a symbol of Norman domination, with about 200 having been constructed by that time.
Most of these early castles were of wooden construction, notably oak, perhaps with some stonework, but many of these were later re-built in local stone.
Castles were erected to serve two main purposes: to provide shelter, and to act as a fortress should the family be subjected to attack.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /alpha_lists/castlelist.htm   (312 words)

 England Reading List
Portrait of life in England's hellish industrial towns, written in 1844 when Engels was only 24.
England's most famous man of letters has his engagingly low-life Scottish biographer, thirty years his junior, to thank for the longevity of his reputation.
Ford's tetralogy, one of the great unread masterpieces of English literature, is an unsurpassed evocation of the passing of old Tory England in the aftermath of World War I.
www.uni-mannheim.de /users/bibsplit/anglistik/eng_bks.html   (2470 words)

 Castles England & France - Castle Quest
Motte castles were made of layers of compacted earth (or earth on layers or rough cut stone) and stone castles were made of local stone and lime morter with finishing bits it finer quality stone from various quarries.
There may be more castles on sea shores in England and Wales but this just reflects the higher relative percentage of shore line in England compaired to France rather than a particular theme or practice.
Castles built on high hills tend to be a bit useless, since they are somewhat cut off from the rest of the land, and are difficult to live in.
www.castlesontheweb.com /quest/Forum9/HTML/000085.html   (855 words)

 Opera Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Aims to promote the study of castles in all their forms and by all possible means.
Lists of castles; photo gallery; ground plans and bird's-eye views of a few castles; general background articles; glossary.
Royston Bland provides a list of castles in England and Scotland, an outline history of the castle in England, glossary and request for help.
portal.opera.com /web?cat=198022   (366 words)

 Essay: Why Normans Built Castles and Cathedrals in England - Coursework.Info
Why Normans Built Castles and Cathedrals in England Starting with the most important and finishing with the least important, this Is my list on 'Why Norman's built Castles and in England.
A Castle in a Town or Village would be very important to the villagers, and if you lived inside the castle.
Castles are strong because a lot of them are made from stone, and stone doesn't burn at all.
www.coursework.info /GCSE/History/Modern_World_History/Britain_1905-1951/Why_Normans_Built_Castles_and_Cathedrals_in_England_L5674.html   (291 words)

 Castles in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Castles in Scotland is a link page for any castle in Scotland.
North East Castles: Castles in the Landscape of North East Scotland
Scottish Castles and Fortifications: An Introduction to the Historic Castles, Houses and Artillery Fortifications in the Care of the Secretary of st (Historic Scotland)
www.freeglossary.com /Castles_in_Scotland   (159 words)

 Medieval Times: Clipart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A castle was primarily a military structure, occupied by its masters on their continual perambulation of their territories.
Ruined castles are tangible relics of a remarkable past, a lengthy heritage etched in stone, as well as with the blood and sweat of those who built, abored, fought, and died in their shadow.
Castles made kings strong because enemies were not able to get to them to defeat their military.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/medieval_castles.htm   (594 words)

 Medieval Jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As villages developed alongside the castle, occupations began to differentiate during the Middle Ages.
Indeed, the growth of many towns directly resulted from the introduction of commercial endeavors, which were necessary to sustain the castle or the manor, as well as the local populace.
Their main intention was "to promote economic welfare of its members and guarantee full employment at high wages by restricting membership (Bishop)." Virtually every medieval occupation had its own guild, including bell ringers, minstrels, candle makers, grocers and weavers.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle32.htm   (1111 words)

 Castles in England, English Castles: www.medieval-castle.com
England has a wealth of castles built in different eras and varying in architectural styles.
As with all castles there are a variety of issues that play their part in the building of English castles throughout the centuries.
We plan to look at these issues and list the key factors with cross references to individual castles themselves.
www.medieval-castle.com /english_castles.htm   (57 words)

 Castles Scotland England ~wedding-service~ UK
This small castle is now a charming hotel with many unusual features including the circular tower, the 'ice house' and the famous 'Keep Bar'.
The Laird of Balgonie, Balgonie Castle, By Markinch, Fife, Scotland.
Northern England and Scotland : 01740 650198 Southern England and Wales : 0118 9884916
www.wedding-service.co.uk /castles.htm   (964 words)

 Celtic Castles - Disabled accommodation and access in Scotland, Ireland and England
Although Langley Castle is not a designated disabled property, staff do go out of their way to make less able guests as comfortable as possible and increase their ease of access as far as possible.
The castle does not have any bedrooms on the ground floor and the castle does not have a lift, however, the stairs are wide and low-stepped.
The castle does have plans in place to convert a stable block in the near future and this will give access to 10 extra rooms, all of which will be wheelchair accessible.
www.celticcastles.com /disabled.asp   (1022 words)

 medieval-castle.com: Architecture and Design of the Medieval Castle
The simple motte and bailey castles from the 11th century with their timber frames and palisades evolved into substantial concentric castles by the 14th century.
List of concentric castles in England and Wales
The entrances to castles were, from a very early age, recognised as their weakest spot.
www.medieval-castle.com /architecture_design.htm   (332 words)

 Castles in England, a Traveller's Britain page from Buxton Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Arundel Castle : Seat of The Duke of Norfolk
Rochester Castle : The Norman Castle in Rochester
The British castle forms a valuable part of our colourful and historic heritage, one that shows us the true nature of civilisation as it was in the darker more violent years of Britain's past.
www.buxtononline.net /travellers/castles.htm   (235 words)

 William Marshall
At Chepstow (Striguil), he was responsible for the gate in the middle bailey, the rebuilding of the upper level of the keep, the west barbican, and the upper and lower bailey.
From a list of castles by R. Brown for the period from 1153 to 1214, Marshal held Chepstow, Cilgerran, Emlyn, Goodrich, Haverford, Inkberrow, Pembroke, Tenby, and Usk in England and Wales.
Of all the bonds of feudalism, the greatest and the most important bond was the one of fealty, of loyalty to one's lord.
www.castlewales.com /marshall.html   (2740 words)

 Child Friendly Castles Scotland England Ireland Wales Castle Accommodation
Facilities: There are gardens at the front and rear of the castle for the children to enjoy and when accompanied by an adult children can also use the recreational facilities.
Facilities: The castle is surrounded by 77 acres of woodland for children to explore.
Facilities: Mansfield Castle is set in 3.5 acres of picturesque countryside for children to explore.
www.celticcastles.com /childfriendlycastles.asp   (1053 words)

 Amazon.com: Castles of England, Scotland and Wales (Country Series): Books: Paul Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Together, England, Scotland, and Wales possess one of the largest and most impressive collections of castles anywhere in the world.
Castles have had a key role in Britain's history, and the names of many of them--Kenilworth, Edinburgh, Bodiam, Stirling, Harlech, Tintagel, Berkeley, and Warwick--are synonymous with romance, battle, and intrigue.
Castles and fortresses: A list by Matti Tirkkonen
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0753802627?v=glance   (919 words)

 Castles.org "Castles of the World"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, hotels, travel, plans, weddings, castles for sale, souvenirs, books, directory, site of the week, and history of castles.
Manzanares el Real Castle, combining the solidarity of a large fortress of the low Middle Ages and the elegance of a Renaissance residence, is a proud symbol of one of the most powerful families in Castilla during the XIV and XV centuries, the Mendozas.
The Palace Castle, which the Duques del Infantado had built during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, is located near Madrid and set in the breathtaking rocky landscape between La Pedriza and Santillana reservoir.
banners2.castles.org   (162 words)

 Castles Worldwide
Castles of the Eifel Region and surrounding areas of Germany.
The ducal castle was built before the year one thousand, it could hold more than a thousand soldiers and it was one of the most efficient and impregnable fortresses in the centre of Italy.
St.Thomas Aquinas was imprisoned in the castle (1240-1242).
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 Castle Building Material   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
At first, castles were made up of nothing but earth, with timber towers and buildings.
In later castle development, castles were built of stone, or converted to stone.
Timber continued to be used during all periods of castle building, as it was needed for bracing, framing, and scaffolding, heat, furniture, and other uses.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castlesq.htm   (391 words)

English castles, as we generally recognise them, were built of stone during the Medieval era.
The Normans and the Motte and Bailey Castles
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 marked the end of the Anglo Saxon Kings of England and the Norman Invasion led by Duke William of Normandy.
www.castles.me.uk /index.htm   (1363 words)

 Medieval Castles - Full List of Articles
Castle spirits and their appearances are interwoven into the history of hundreds of former fortresses and palaces...
Medieval Castle Layout was Integral to the Castle's Success - The layout of the medieval castle was essential to its position of prominence within the community.
Medieval England castle structures dot the landscape today, reminding visitors of the past and helping them marvel at the architectural genius of those who came hundreds and hundreds of years before.
www.medieval-castle-siege-weapons.com /medieval-castle-index.html   (624 words)

 Major Castles in Southeast Wales
his partial map of Wales shows the locations of what many consider to be the important or major castles for this section of southeast Wales.
A castle icon has been placed at the approximate locations.
Select castles by either clicking directly on the map, or from the list of castles next to the map.
www.castlewales.com /wales_se.html   (54 words)

 Celtic Castles - Accommodation in Scotland, Ireland and England
Celtic Castles is pleased to offer an exclusive golf package from Myres Castle, including guaranteed tee times on The Old Course, St Andrews, on 27th July 2006.
Stay at Castle Leslie for just 140 euros per room, based on 2 people sharing for dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation.
Special new rates at the fully refurbished Castle Law, near Glasgow, sleeping upto 14 for self catering accommodation.
www.celticcastles.com   (274 words)

 Giverny - Vernon : Castles
Bizy castle, hidden behind its trees several hundred years old, offers visitors the pleasure of discovering the enchantment of its park and the majesty of its formal courtyard.
Like the castle, the park is classified as a Historic Monument and features a water garden evoking the baroque splendours of the 18th C. The castle was built by Constant d'Ivry for Fouquet, Duke of Belle-Isle, Marshal of France, around 1740.
Choose in the list beyond which one you prefer, they all have their own style.
giverny.org /castles/index.htm   (548 words)

 West Coast Dungeons - Castle Links
Castles of the British Isles - castles are listed in alphabetical order; good pix and succinct but fact-filled history for each!
The Castle of Chillon, Switzerland, is an impressive medieval fortress.
There are plans included with each castle, for both the original and the scale model.
www.angelfire.com /empire/piccastle/castle_links.html   (545 words)

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