History of the Palisade
The palisade was one of the most important forms of defence and, as such, its history dates back to the Hillforts of the Iron and Bronze Ages and the Forts of the Roman Empire! Palisades were made of heavy timbers and later became a feature of the Norman Motte and Bailey Castles which were built by the Normans. The wooden wall ( palisade) was subject to rot when built on an earth base and could be destroyed by fire. The wooden walls were therefore replaced by stone curtain walls.
Origin, Meaning of the word 'Palisade'
The Origin and Meaning of the word 'Palisade' derives from the Latin words 'palicea and palis' meaning a stake.