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Features at Pontefract Castle

Basic Information

  • Drum tower

Contexts

  • Context: PON_1011
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    • Defensive wall
    • Indie Jago
    • 11-10-2019
  • Context: PON_1031
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    • Fill of tower chamber
    • Indie Jago
    • 11-10-2019

Narrative

    • The base of a central tower F108 had been keyed into the front of the eastern gatehouse tower, either as a contemporary build or later addition. This structure was circular in plan and formed a plinth course comprising five courses of sandstone ashlar constructed directly on top of bedrock. It formed part of the same building as the passage barbican bridge F101 that extended to the south, highlighting that these were constructed entirely at the same time.
      • Indie Jago
    • 27-4-2021

Dating Narrative

    • Phase 2 – Gatehouse construction (14th century)
      • Indie Jago
    • 27-4-2021

Matrix

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