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Norman Castles

 

Inside the high walls of a Norman castle was a big yard called the outer bailey.

 

Against the walls were stables and sheds for corn and  hay.

 

Cows and sheep were driven into the outer bailey for safety, in troubled times

 

The inner bailey was a smaller yard, reached by crossing another drawbridge.

 

Here was the Great Tower or keep, with walls six metres thick.

 

 

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