Great Wood School

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Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
01524 416971

Parts of a castle 1

Parts of a castle 1         Parts of a castle 2    Parts of a Castle 3

This Gatehouse, has 2 towers linked by a passageway arch. It has battlements to protect the soldiers  and machicolations  for dropping  heavy stones, hot sand, boiling water and boiling tar or pitch onto the attackers. Do you know where this gatehouse  is?



Machicolations are holes in a floor that sticks out over the edge around the top of a castle, through which the people inside can drop or throw objects on the attackers.






Battlements are parapets (low walls) at the top of a castle wall or tower to protect the soldiers, with gaps so they could shoot at the attackers.