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Great Hall

[For full size pictures, click on schematic numbers or on thumbnails.]

Schematic layout of great hall views link to gh.east link to gh.northwest link to gh.west

Thumbnails:

Photo of the great hall from the east 1. The great hall from the east (built by King John in 1207-1212). In center is the base for one of the roof-support posts, partway along the 14th-century room partition. In the background is the curtain wall, with the inner-bailey ditch at right.

Photo of the great hall from the northwest 2. The great hall from the northwest, with the sea in the background. Just visible at left is the edge of the separate kitchen building; in the near wall of the hall is the entryway that connected it to the kitchen.

Photo of the great hall from the west 3. Great hall from the west, as a closeup of the corner with the highest remaining walls.

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