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 built by the Normans.
The purpose of the palisade was to protect the interior of a fortification. A fence of pales forming a defence barrier or fortification – a pale was a fence made with a stake or pointed stick which enclosed the area. The Norman Motte and Bailey Castle tower was surrounded by a rampart and palisade. The wooden Palisade was the early forerunner of the massive stone Curtain Walls which replaced them as they were subject to rot when built on an earth base and could be destroyed by fire.
An evolution of the Saxon hall, Norman manor houses were adapted by Norman lords settling in England, and being invaders there was sometimes a need for them to be heavily fortified.
1 x Norman Manor House
1 x Norman Keep
1 x Wooden Palisade Watch Tower (Straight)
1 x Wooden Palisade Wall (Straight)
1 x Wooden Palisade 1/2 Wall (Straight Set)
1 x Wooden Palisade Gate
3 x Wooden Palisade Corner
Supplied unassembled and unpainted in kit form with full instructions.
Any models or accessories shown are for scale purposes only and are not included.