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Rochester Castle Fieldtrip
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- 1.Rochester Castle Fieldtrip. The photos you took.
- The ditch protects the walls from attack.
- During the medieval period they were deeper.
3. Curtain Walls.
- Notice the merlons and crenels in the walls.
- Notice also the different types of rock and brick in the construction of the wall.
- Refer to your field work notes here.
4. Wall towers.
- The imposing approach to the castle.
- Notice the batter on the tower.
- This is a flanking tower.
5. Round wall tower.
- This tower was rebuilt after the siege of 1215.
- It is round to protect against trebuchet and undermining attacks.
6. The outside of the Keep.
- Notice the seperation between the stairs and the door.
- The door is high up to aid defence.
- What is the use of a fore building?
7. Inside the Keep.
- Notice the central wall that divides the keep.
- This is an extra defensive feature.
- Notice how thick the walls are
8. Control of river.
- The location of the castle uses the river in two ways.
- Firstly as a means of defence.
- Secondly it is used to control the bridge.