Medieval Glossary

Bartizan

A small stone closet thrown out upon corbels over the doorways and on other parts of medieval castles. Generally this was used for defensive purposes, but sometimes it was instead used for the convenience of the inmates.

Related term(s): Castle
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.03.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 47.

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