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A steep mound on which stood the keep of an 11th- or 12th-century castle. Motte-and-bailey was a post-Roman and Norman system of defence consisting of a motte surmounted by a tower, placed within a bailey with an enclosing ditch and palisade.

Subjects: Architecture — Art.


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