The Round Tower

At the heart of Windsor Castle in England is the Middle Ward, a bailey formed around the motte or artificial hill in the center of the ward. The motte is 50 ft high and is made from chalk originally excavated from the surrounding ditch. The keep, called the Round Tower, rests on top and is today used to provide additional space for the Royal Archives.
 

At the heart of Windsor Castle in England is the Middle Ward, a bailey formed around the motte or artificial hill in the center of the ward. The motte is 50 ft high and is made from chalk originally excavated from the surrounding ditch. The keep, called the Round Tower, rests on top and is today used to provide additional space for the Royal Archives. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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