- An emergency corral in time of attack
- Other buildings for storage
Purpose of the Bailey
The purpose of the Motte and Bailey acted as a fortified post to
provide a base where men, provisions and horses could be housed.
Origin, Meaning of the word 'Bailey'
The Origin and Meaning of the word 'Bailey' derives from the Old
French word 'baille' meaning an enclosure
Bailey - Part of a Norman Castle
The Normans introduced the wooden Motte and Bailey Castle to
England following their victory at the Battle of Hastings in
1066. The Norman timber Motte and Bailey Castleswere quickly
replaced by permanent stone Norman Castles. The Bailey features
in the Castlesbuilt by the Normans.