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Deeping Wall, The

Type: Fortresses, Towers, Defenses

Region: Rohan

Location: Across the ravine called Helm's Deep in eastern Rohan. The Deeping Wall spanned the Deeping Stream and connected to the outer wall of the Hornburg.

Description: 'The Deeping Wall was twenty feet high, and so thick that four men could walk abreast along the top, sheltered by a parapet over which only a tall man could look. Here and there were clefts in the stone through which men could shoot. This battlement could be reached by a stair running down from a door in the outer court of the Hornburg; three flights of steps led also up on to the wall from the Deep behind; but in front it was smooth, and the great stones of it were set with such skill that no foothold could be found at their joints, and at the top they hung over like a sea-delved cliff.'
TTT, Book III, Ch 7, Helm's Deep

Contributors: Lyllyn 7.30.03

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