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