Picturing Pontefract Castle


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Item number: P.102

Another version of a siege plan drawn during the Civil War. The trench-forts of the besiegers are different from all other plans. Other features include a 'ditch or moat' not only on the west but also to the east protecting the royal apartments and the inner barbican. The buildings in the two barbicans are described as the 'King's Stable' and the 'Great Laith.' The wall running due south from the keep is called the 'Flanken Wall'. The bailey also includes references to a 'conduit', a 'magazine' and a 'bowling green' on the terrace