Tretower Court

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Tretower Court is a medieval fortified manor house situated in the village of Tretower. The Court evolved from the adjacent Tretower Castle site and is a very rare example of its type, in that it shows the way in which a castle gradually developed into another significant type of medieval building, the fortified manor house or defended house. It is also a rare survival, escaping destruction in wars or conflicts, partial damage or slighting, for example during the English Civil War, and total redevelopment over time. Also Tretower Castle which is roughly triangular in plan, with the motte and keep assemblage occupying the western corner. The 12th century shell-keep is an irregular enclosure with a gate-tower on the line of approach from the bailey. In the centre of the shell stands the tall cylindrical 13th century keep. The keep is of three stories, with an original entrance at first floor level, above a strong, slanted batter or talus. The top of the talus is marked by a decorative string-course of stone.

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Brecknockshire, Powys, Brecon Beacons, Wales, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Address: Tretower, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1RP, UK
Phone: +44 1443 336000

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