The Resource Looking at a castle

Looking at a castle

Label
Looking at a castle
Title
Looking at a castle
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The remains of the fortifications and domestic quarters of Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Worcester, England, show the complex arrangements of life in a medieval castle. The presenter acts as a detective, identifying and reading the clues which the building contains. For example, how was the castle defended against attack? There is a pit for a drawbridge; sockets and grooves in the gatehouse point to doors and a portcullis; and there are 'murder holes' and arrow slits. A castle is essentially a collection of houses with a strong outer wall. But where are the houses? Looking carefully, it is possible to see angles where roofs, long since gone, were once sealed and joined to the main structure. Fireplaces and the remains of the ovens reveal where the kitchen was, and there is evidence for a covered way that provided a service passage between houses and kitchen. Looking up at the different floor levels in the towers and large buildings enables the presenter to show that there was space here for five separate households. A useful introduction to castles in general, since most medieval castles have layouts similar to Goodrich's
Member of
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Roland Collection in 2000
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
14
Series statement
Roland architecture collection
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  • Castles
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Security systems
Technique
live action
Label
Looking at a castle
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/58589
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1058588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 14 min. 58 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1058588
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Looking at a castle
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/58589
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1058588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 14 min. 58 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1058588
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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