The Growth of the English House (page 3/6)

[picture: 8. The Peak Castle, Derbysire (1176)]

8. The Peak Castle, Derbysire (1176)

“The keep itself, which was built in 1176, is very similar in arrangement to the peel-towers of the Scottish border and to the towers which elsewhere formed the nucleus of many fortified houses. It probably represents the first step in domestic planning, and may be regarded as one of the [...] [more...]


[picture: 7. Peak Castle, Derbyshire]

7. Peak Castle, Derbyshire

Plan of the Keep [more...]


[picture: 18.  Bodiam Castle, Sussex (1386)]
[picture: 19. Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (cir. 1240-90).]

19. Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (cir. 1240-90).

Ground Plan.

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[picture: 21. Stokesay Castle (General View)]

21. Stokesay Castle (General View)

The hall and adjoining rooms are to the right; the south tower is in the centre; the Elizabethan gatehouse to the left. [more...]


[picture: 22. Stokesay Castle.  Window and Doorway of the Hall.]

22. Stokesay Castle. Window and Doorway of the Hall.

“It must be borne in mind that hitherto windows had not been glazed. They were usually of small size for purposes of security, and no doubt their smallness was an [...] [more...]


[picture: 23. Stokesay Castle.]

23. Stokesay Castle.

Window in South Tower—Showing shutter and stone seats. [more...]


[picture: 24.  Plan of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire]

24. Plan of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

Plan of the mediaeval manor-house that’s illustrated in Fig. 25.


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