Medieval Glossary


A strong structure located at some point along a castle wall, a gatehouse acted as an entry/exit point for a castle. Gatehouses often contained at least one portcullis as a defensive measure and might also have a drawbridge that extended out over a moat.

Related term(s): Castle; Portcullis; Moat; Drawbridge
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.07.04


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