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English: Portcullis - a latticed grille or gate made of wood, metal or a combination. Portcullises fortified the entrances to many medieval castles, and were mounted in vertical grooves in castle walls and could be raised or lowered quickly by means of chains or ropes attached to an internal winch.
heavy vertically-opening gate typically found in medieval fortifications
This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total.
- Portcullises in art (1 C, 12 F)
- Portcullis in heraldry (8 C, 147 F)
- Portcullises in Austria (2 F)
- Portcullises in Estonia (3 F)
- Portcullises in France (8 F)
- Portcullises in Germany (7 F)
- Portcullises in Ireland (7 F)
- Portcullises in Italy (25 F)
- Portcullises in Poland (12 F)
- Portcullises in Romania (4 F)
- Portcullises in Spain (9 F)
- Portcullises in Sweden (4 F)
- Portcullises in the United Kingdom (1 C, 12 F)
Media in category "Portcullises"
The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total.
- Castle Rushen gatehouse entrance and portcullis.jpg 1,944 × 2,592; 1.52 MB
- Novaya Dvina Fortress,herse.jpg 4,096 × 3,072; 4.04 MB