Each Norman manor-house had a wall built around it, so that it was like a small castle.
The hall or living-room, was upstairs, for safety.
It was reached by a stone staircase outside the house.
The windows were bigger than the slits found in castles.
They had no glass yet.
Woodenshutters kept out the rain and the wind.
Downstairs, as in the castles, there were store-rooms and space for the serving men.