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The main corps de logis lining the south-east and north-east curtain walls consisted of two floors in the south-east wing, topped in the north-east wing by a battlemented platform subsequently covered with a pitched roof (an appearance preserved all the way from the Civitates to Hollar).
opening under an archway, battlemented on the top, and adorned with
jagged peaks were cleft in the most fantastic fashion, and fretted and worn by the action of the air and moisture into forms, some bearing the semblance of delicate Gothic spires, others imitating with surprising closeness the bolder outlines of battlemented buttresses and lofty towers.
The frontage stretches for more than 1,500ft with 18 battlemented towers and views over parkland towards the Irish Sea.
Pevsner, in his Buildings of England, writes that Webb was inspired by Ashridge in Hertfordshire, Sheffield Park in Sussex and Sandleford Priory in Berkshire, when he set about creating this Gothicstyle property, which comes complete with battlemented parapets and mullioned windows.
An earlier view, dated 1651 (private collection, Norfolk) incorporates men on horses which plunge, high-stepping through the troughed sandy ascent, into the spinning rain fled by birds, to reach the battlemented height.
Low in the water, great baobab trees at either end overshadow a battlemented ruin.
It is because of such dangers that Llanrhidian church has a tall tower with stairs up to a battlemented roof, which could be used as a look out and could house a fire-beacon to give warning of raids.
Inside the towers and battlemented walls of the enclosure were all the elements of the medieval house and home.
Predominantly built with Grinshill stone in a Gothic style, the exterior features battlemented parapets and mullioned windows.
Town and castle are all of a piece, their battlemented walls raised simultaneously, in keeping with King Edward I's policy of settling Wales with gated colonies.