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The major tower of a fortification, often acting as its last defence.


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FORTIFICATION A work or installation with a primarily defensive purpose. Use FORT for prehistoric and early historic sites.
TOWER A tall building, either round, rectangular or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific term where known. Linked Data resource