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Posted on Oct 24, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Battlefield Tour – Basing House

Armchair General

During the siege, at least one of the Dovecotes was converted. This particular Dovecote was built in 1530 for use as a garden “Banqueting House”. Whilst the House was under siege, it was used as a firing platform.

Dovecote

This is a representation of how this Dovecote might have been manned during the siege in 1644.

Dovecote

These two pictures show the shattered remains of a defensive tower.

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Defensive Tower

Defensive Tower

All around the “Old House” but within the outer walls are these deep man-made embankments. These are Earthworks that formed an impressive inner defence against attackers.

Earthworks

Earthworks

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