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A house which bears signs of fortification. These often include crenellated battlements and narrow slit-like windows.


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CASTLE A medieval fortified building or range of buildings, serving as a royal, or baronial, residence, or administrative centre.
LAIRDS HOUSE A medium-sized domestic residence of a lesser landholder c.1560-c.1750, the earliest being of tower-house form, the later ones of symmetrical rectangular plan.
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