Curtain Wall

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A continuous perimeter wall around a castle. Some larger castles had an outer and inner curtain wall. More generally, a wall used to connect two or more towers. Pictured is the outer curtain wall at Pevensey. This was build in roman times, several hundred years prior to the inner norman curtain wall. The bastions would have helped strengthen the curtain wall.

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