Skip to content

Translate this page to: German French Portuguese Spanish

A Glossary: W

Ward

See Bailey

Well

Wartburg, Germany (Matthew Beermann)
Commonly placed in the courtyard of the castle, it was essential for a castle under siege. A timber well-house normally covered the well which was also placed near the kitchen. It could vary in depth from 50 feet to over 200 feet.

PreviousIndexNext