Square Stone Keep Castles

The square keep, as the name implies, was square or nearly square in plan, and it rise sheer to the battlements. In the larger examples, the entrance is covered by a fore building, generally of the full width of one side, but of inferior height. The exteriors are usually simple and almost entirely without ornament

Square Stone Keep Castles
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The square keep, as the name implies, was square or nearly square in plan, and it rise sheer to the battlements. In the larger examples, the entrance is covered by a fore building, generally of the full width of one side, but of inferior height. The exteriors are usually simple and almost entirely without ornament. A distinct architectural character is imparted by pilaster buttresses and by the treatment of windows.

Square keep castles were made of stone to last longer – stone was guaranteed not to rot so these castles were much stronger than wooden motte and bailey ones. Because of the strength of stone it can be built up to provide an advantage in height and giving a good view for miles.