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Portcullis slot in doorway

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A portcullis would have been dropped in front of the door in time of attack. The portcullis was made of wood covered in metal. The mechanism for raising and lowering the portcullis was situated in a room above the doorway.

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22nd Feb 2008

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History

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

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portcullis doorway colchester castle Norman defence arch

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