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The turrets at Lenest

XIV and XV Centuries - Stone.

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Only a few stones from the ramparts and the keep are what remain of the old castle and stronghold of Lenest as it was described by Jacques Berthelin in 1672.

It consists of a central square area three floors high, surrounded by four turrets. The land within the old castle boundary has now become agricultural land and domestic buildings have replaced the Medieval ones. The keep, now in ruins no longer has its roof.

Some doorways, chimneys, window frames and latrines can be seen in one turret and traces of painted decoration bear witness to the quality of its architecture and the desire for comfort at a time of possible attack which is seen by the loopholes (arrow slits) in the walls.