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Defensive fortifications, such as ramparts, ditches and stone walls, built to defend a town or city.


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Term Note
BARBICAN Any earthworks, walling, bastion or fortified outwork, or combination of these, generally with ditch or moat.
BASTION A flanking tower or projection from the main walls of a defensive work, from which a garrison can defend the ground in front or on the flank.
FORTRESS A major fortified place, often a town, capable of containing a large force. If Roman use LEGIONARY FORTRESS.
TOWN A settlement with public buildings, commercial establishments and private dwellings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government.
WALL An enclosing structure composed of brick, stone or similar materials. Use specific type where known. Linked Data resource