Monday, September 2, 2019


We just learned about the big gated door called the Yett.

Another kind of castle fortification is a Hoarding.

This is a wooden shed that is built on the outside of a stone castle, to help protect archers and defenders of the castle during a battle.

These hoardings are usually not built on the castle until there is a battle.
When they are put up, there are holes in the side of a castle called putlogs or putlocks that they would put logs into, and then build the hoarding on top of that.

(from: wikipedia - hoarding (castle))

(from: wikipedia - putlog hole)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Spiš Castle