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The Apron Wall

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

 

Below: a portion of the Apron Wall surrounding the Great Tower at Raglan.

 

The Apron Wall was built by Sir William Herbert to surround his father's Great Keep. The wall contains six turrets, one of which includes a latrine, and another a postern gate opening onto the moat. It might be assumed that the wall was built the same time as the tower, but the fact that it would have obscured gunloops in the walls of the kitchen implies that the apron was part of the later 15th-century additions.

 

 

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