Medieval Wall in Queen Street

3. Medieval Wall in Queen Street

On the south side of Queen Street a red sandstone rubble wall was exposed during construction work in 1993. This wall was built on a medieval ditch and may be associated with medieval buildings within the castle bailey. The size and character of the wall is not thought to be massive enough to represent the main curtain wall of the castle. The exact position of the curtain wall remains to be confirmed, but the line of the wall may well follow the break in slope in Court Street where it falls from the Castle area to the moat. The buildings in Fore Street follow the line of the filled moat.

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