View of the Rougemont castle gatehouse

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View of the Rougemont castle gatehouse

The view is taken from a Georgian building which stands in the castle ditch. It shows the form of the gatehouse: a simple square box with supporting buttresses at the corners and projecting wing-walls, joined by a front arch on the outer face. When newly built it would have been butted by the sloping earthwork of the Norman ringwork, which would have risen to protect its side walls. The view also shows the building materials of the tower: principally local volcanic stone rubble, with dressings mainly of white sandstone.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Archaeology