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 Castle gates also depend for their defense upon the exploitation of the mural tower as potential weak points likely to be attacked first. ​ The towers could be sealed off so that if attackers gained possession of one section, they could not necessarily continue to the next without capturing the tower. ​ The gateway into the bailey was generally a substantial building of two or three stories and was approached from across the moat by means of a causeway and a drawbridge. In addition to the main gateway there was usually a small postern, placed in such a position that escape could not be affected or a sally made unobserved by the enemy.\\ Castle gates also depend for their defense upon the exploitation of the mural tower as potential weak points likely to be attacked first. ​ The towers could be sealed off so that if attackers gained possession of one section, they could not necessarily continue to the next without capturing the tower. ​ The gateway into the bailey was generally a substantial building of two or three stories and was approached from across the moat by means of a causeway and a drawbridge. In addition to the main gateway there was usually a small postern, placed in such a position that escape could not be affected or a sally made unobserved by the enemy.\\
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