The Keep, Kenilworth Castle.
The stone Keep dates from the late 12th century with alterations and additions in the 14th. Most of the windows were widened or replaced in the 16th century. The north wall was destroyed after the Civil War.
1 The Keep dates from the replacement in stone of the original motte and bailey construction, and dates from the late 12th century. It is rectangular with square angle turrets and three floor levels, the uppermost of which was a fighting gallery with arrow slits. Significant alterations were made in the late 14th century when new domestic ranges were added. Most of the windows were widened or replaced by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in the 16th century. The northern wall was destroyed in the slighting after the Civil War.
2 Building recording of the upper part of the central window arch on the lowest floor in the south wall of The Keep produced evidence for the widening of the 12th century window.
3 Building recording of the upper part of the westernmost window arch on the lowest floor of the Keep. Recorded evidence for the widening of the 12th century windows in the late 16th century.