Berkhamsted Castle | East Wall

Berkhamsted Castle

: East Wall

In the East wall is a recess. This was for a postern gateway or sallyport.  These openings usually consisted of a diagonal cut in the wall which was protected by an iron gate, and through which the defenders could emerge unexpectedly and attack the enemy during a siege.


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