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King's Chambers

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Schematic layout of king's chamber views link to kc.north link to kc.fh.mid link to kc.fw

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Photo of the king's chambers from front 1. The king's chambers from the northwest (built by King John in 1207-1212); also called Mosdale or Massdale Hall. Back wall coincides with the main curtain wall. The chambers were 2 stories tall, with the king's private rooms and a chapel on the top level.

Photo of the king's chambers outer wall 2. View of the curtain wall from the town; section with the king's chambers is in red brick, with the Qeen's Tower at the left. The chambers were rebuilt as a barracks in the 18th century and faced with brick, but the inner brick was removed in the 20th century to re-expose the original foundations.

Photo of the king's chambers along wall from west 3. View along the curtain wall from the west, with the king's chambers in the middle distance.

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