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Tower Keeps

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The tower keep was mostly, though not always, square in shape. It had thick walls (10-12ft and thicker at the corners) built of rubble and mortar faced with square stones.

The walls contained small rooms, such as bedchambers, guardrooms and even small kitchens. The corner turrets contained spiral staircases providing access to the various floors and on to the roof and battlements

Tower Keeps

Joshua Bingham - 2005