Putlog Hole

A hole intentionally left in the surface of a wall for insertion of a horizontal pole. Such holes held scaffolding used during construction, floor joists, or supported hourdings. Hemyock Castle has many such holes.

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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  • Putlog Hole —    A hole in a castle wall where a horizontal pole can be inserted. These poles supported hoardings during times of battle …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Putlog — Put log (?; 277), n. (Arch.) One of the short pieces of timber on which the planks forming the floor of a scaffold are laid, one end resting on the ledger of the scaffold, and the other in a hole left in the wall temporarily for the purpose. Oxf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castle fortifications — see Arrow Loop Bailey Barbican Bastion Batter Battlement Berm Cesspit Corbel …   Medieval glossary

  • Hoarding —    A temporary wooden balcony attached to the top of a castle s walls and towers before a battle. It extends over the outer edged of the wall allowing arrows and missiles to be fired at the base of the castle walls. Machicolations were like the… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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