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 +The shell keep in its classic form is a ring, sometimes polygonal, replacing the presumed original timber palisade at the summit of the motte. This produced an enclosed circular courtyard, in which stone or wooden buildings were constructed,​ often butted up against the curtain wall. Sometimes the circular wall was built not on top of the motte but around its base.\\
  
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