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" The first storey was on the surface of the ground, where were cellars and granaries, and great boxes, tuns, casks, and other domestic utensils. In the storey above were the dwelling and common living rooms of the residents, in which were the larders,... "
Archaeologia Cambrensis - Page 398
1912
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The Early Norman Castles of the British Isles

Ella S. Armitage - 1912 - 408 pages
...minute and most interesting description of the wooden castle of Ardres, built about the year 1117. "Arnold, lord of Ardres, built on the motte of Ardres...great chamber was a certain private room, where at 1 Acta Sanctorum, 27th January, Holland, iii., 414. This biography was written only nine months after...
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Life in Medieval Times

Marjorie Rowling - 1973 - 224 pages
...The ground floor contained great boxes, casks, and other domestic utensils. Above were dwelling rooms and the great chamber in which the lord and his wife slept. In the inner part of the great chamber was a certain private room, where at early dawn, or in the evening,...
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Castle Life

Struan Reid - 2007 - 48 pages
...century. Solar Chapel A writer described a French family's castle in 1117: "Above were dwelling rooms and the great chamber in which the lord and his wife slept ... In the upper storey were garret rooms, in which on one side the sons slept, on the other, the daughters...
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