Castle style

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Type of C18 architecture employing battlements, loop-holes (often false), and turrets to create the impression of a fortified dwelling, even though the plan might be regular and Classical as in some buildings by Robert Adam (e.g. Culzean Castle, Ayrshire (1777–92) ). Elements derived from medieval military or fortified architecture were also employed for C18 follies, gateways, Picturesque cottages, and fake ‘ruins’, loosely described as crenellated.

Macaulay (1975);Rowan (1985)

Subjects: Architecture.

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