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A medieval fortified building or range of buildings, serving as a royal, or baronial, residence, or administrative centre.

Earthwork Castle (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
FORTIFICATION A work or installation with a primarily defensive purpose. Use FORT for prehistoric and early historic sites.
FORTIFIED HOUSE A house which bears signs of fortification. These often include crenellated battlements and narrow slit-like windows.
MOAT A wide ditch surrounding a building, usually filled with water. Use with relevant site type where known eg CASTLE, TOWER HOUSE. Linked Data resource