Concentric Castles

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How far does the site of sandal castle and other soyrces helpyou to undersatnd the way in which castles changed and developed over time? Castels were origanly built in Britan for a number of purposes;wealthy familys such as king and queens, fighting the civil wars and defence from the french. The castels could be used as a base for defence or living areas. In 1138-1160 all castels were mainly wooden motte and bailey castels. Then in 1240-1300 the keep/curtian wall/barbican/privy chamber/great hall were built (all stone construction). In 1300-1352 domestic buildings were added like the larder and kitchin. In 1483-1485 such things as constabels lodgings, the tower added to the bake house and oven built in the bailey were just a few changes…show more content…
In 1277 concentric castles were built. concentric castles were masively expensive and were very effective because of its good defence. Some of the dfence systems used were:the drawbridge the barbican and death traps. Sandal castle was first a wooden motte bailey then developed into a stone motte and bailey but sandal castle never became a concentric castle but it did have features of one. 1138-1160 sandal castles gatehouse had stone construction made to it because there had been previous rebelion. 1240-1300 major defensive and domestic building phase happend as a keep, curtian wall and barbican were built.thease were built to make the castle more defensive as edward I was under threat from wales and scotland. 1300-1352 constabels lodgings and well additional domestic buildings were added such as a larder and kitchin. Domestic buildings compleated little buliding activity,a majority of the castle was completed. 1483-1485 abutments,constable lodgings,tower added to the bake house,allteration of the circular tower on the keep to a poligonal tower and a oven was built in the bailey. Richard duke of york and richard III made most of the changes. thease changes were made because richard III chose sandal castle as the most important castle in yorkshire in meomory of his father who was killed at the battle of wakefield
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