Most of the current forebuilding of Clifford's Tower was built in the during the English Civil War as part of the refortification of York Castle. Parts of the medieval structure can be seen on the northern side of the structure. more
A sort of ' Barbican' for a Keep, it protected the entrance, which was usually on the second story, and contained a grand stair and additional chambers (often a chapel).
An extension to the keep, guarding it's entrance.
An extension to the keep, guarding its entrance.
A projection in front of a keep or donjon, containing the stairs to the main entrance. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 226) Additional building against a keep, containing the entrance staircase, and sometimes a chapel. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 412) Related terms: Castle
A small defendable building on the entrance of a larger building
Additional building against a Keep containing the stair to the doorway, and sometimes a chapel.
A subsidiary tower or projection attached to the front of a keep containing access to its first floor entrance.