Motte sentence example

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  • However, building a motte was a skilled achievement.
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  • Built on a hilltop late in the 11th century, the castle started life as a large motte castle.
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  • The motte consists of a central grass covered mound with an encircling ditch and bank, bailey and outer rampart.
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  • They differ from motte and bailey castles because they do not have a motte.
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  • In these castles, there was a fortified building (the castle) on top of a man-made hill called a motte.
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  • In the 1080s, the Normans reoccupied a Roman fort and constructed a motte here.
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  • Intriguingly, this avenue aligns upon the supposed motte at Droughduil, immediately to the south of the complex.
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  • The mound is known as Droughduil Mote, and has been recorded as a medieval motte.
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  • Admire this truly impressive ancient large motte surrounded by it's circular shell keep.
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  • This castle stands on the site of an earlier ring motte.
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  • There has been much confusion over the years as to where this original motte and bailey castle actually stood.
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  • East of the town is an exceptionally large motte, about 135 feet high.
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  • The first recorded motte in England was in 1051 when French castle builders were building one for the English king in Hereford.
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  • The monument comprises two areas which include the remains of a large Iron Age univallate hillfort and a twelfth century motte and bailey castle.
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  • Bury Mount, the castle motte in Moat Lane, was probably built by the Normans in the 11th century.
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  • Dating from the 11th century, the timber motte castle at Alnwick was reconstructed of stone during the early part of the 12th century.
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  • The railroad charged motorists 1p to cross the Lune Halton Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey.
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  • It also badly damaged the earth motte near today's High Street on which the castle had been built in 1160.
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  • A massive circular keep, made of local sandstone rubble, perches on the motte.
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  • In 1665 the French built a fort on Isle la Motte.
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  • On Isle La Motte, Grand Isle county, there are marble quarries, the characteristic colours of the marble being "Fisk black" and "Fisk grey."
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  • In 1908 the output of limestone was valued at $20,731; there are limestone quarries in Washington and Orange counties and on Isle La Motte.
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  • Under the pseudonym of La Motte Josseval, Amelot subsequently published a Discours politique sur Tacite, in which he analysed the character of Tiberius.
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  • Marie Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville de la Motte, Baronne d'Aulnoy >>
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  • Practically the whole comes from Mine La Motte, in Madison county.
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  • Longtown castle ruins is a one example of a motte and bailey castle, owned by Norman lords to maintain control over the Welsh.
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  • The oldest, Mine La Motte (Madison county), discovered in 1715 by De la Motte Cadillac, is still a heavy producer.
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  • Ste Genevieve was settled in 1735; Fort Orleans, two-thirds of the way across the state up the Missouri river, had been temporarily established in 1720; the famous Mine La Motte, in Madison county, was opened about the same time; and before the settlement of St Louis, the Missouri river was known to trappers and hunters for hundreds of miles above its mouth.
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