SN4120 : Murder holes on Carmarthen Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Murder holes on Carmarthen Castle
Murder holes on Carmarthen Castle
These openings between the corbels above the main gate are technically called machicolations (from the French meaning to mash or crush the neck!) They were a Norman invention that allowed the castle's defenders to drop missiles such as heavy stones, hot sand, molten lead, boiling water or pitch upon the invaders trying to gain entry below.
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SN4120, 290 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 December, 2007
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 414 200 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.3712N 4:18.2095W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 414 200
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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