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Figure 15. Bourne Castle.
View across the innermost moat from the west. The parched ground under the
trees in the right background is the spread pisť core
of the 12th century (C12) inner bailey curtain wall, parched by the
tree roots, with a building platform at the right end. In front of it is the
curve of green of the innermost moat.
The late C13 revetment of the motte shows as the
curved parch mark under the central tree. The green to its right is the site of
the earthen motte, originating in about 1140. The
fore-building of the keep is in the centre foreground and adjoins the revetment.
It was part of the C13 work. Beyond the moat and just in front of the C17 house
is another building platform with others in the left distance. The parch mark
in the extreme foreground is that of the stone, late C13 inner bailey curtain
(Picture date September 1991)