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DARK EMBRASURES OF BERRY POMEROY

DARK EMBRASURES OF BERRY POMEROY

Above the main gateway at Berry Pomeroy is a room called the guardroom. Into this the portcullis was hauled up when it was not required to block the gateway. Notice the contrasts in light and shade due to the great thickness of the walls and the narrow openings of the embrasures, whence an enemy could be fired on.

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