#7 & #60 Nunney
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substantial moated tower in Somerset was built by Sir
John de la Mere in 1373 and features a cylindrical tower
at each corner of the rectangular keep. While often
described as "distinctly French", there are
several notable Irish towers of similar design (e.g.
Carlow, Terryglass, Lea and Ferns). The original castle
had no platform and the moat came right up to the castle.
The narrow door was reached by a drawbridge.
original castle was made somewhat more hospitable during
the Elizabethian period with the addition of a spiral
staircase in the northeast tower and by enlargement of
several windows. Despite the 5-6 foot thickness of the
keep walls, the tiny Royalist garrison was forced to
surrender when the northwest wall of the castle crumbled
in the face of Cromwell's 36-pound cannon balls. Despite
being slighted thereafter, the castle has withstood the
next three and one half centuries very well.
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