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Henry W Taunt: the country house

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Reproduced by permission of Historic England
Reference Number: CC57/00401
 
In the middle ages even minor landowners felt the need to fortify their property, though in more secure times this became more a matter of status than protection. Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, is a fortified manor house dating from the early 14th century. Although a moat was constructed around the house, it was designed primarily for comfort rather than defence. This view shows the south front, remodelled in the 1550s.

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