The outer ward of a
concentric castle(or a complex Motte and Baileycastle) is the areasurrounded by the outermost walls, or the outermost area that is not regarded as Inner ward. Typically, it would hold non-essential structures, which may have included stables, huts, fodder storage etc. The hall, well(or another water source) and the other key elements of the castlewould all be in the Inner ward, or indeed, atop the motte in the Keepitself.
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