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3.2.1. Winterfell
  • There is a holdfast amongst the hills a few hours from Winterfell, north of a bridge and river (I: 11, 14)
  • The castle has a kennel (I: 17)
  • The godswood of Winterfell is dark, three acres of old forest untouched for 10,000 years, which the castle was raised around. There are sentinel trees, oaks, ironwoods, hawthorns, ash, and soldier pines in it(I: 18. II: 520)
  • The heart tree of Winterfell has a long and melancholy face, with deep-cut eyes of dried sap, which seem oddly watchful. It sits beside a dark pool (I: 19)
  • Legend has it that Brandon the Builder laid the first stone of Winterfell (I: 19)
  • The walls of Winterfell are granite (I: 19)
  • The crypt of Winterfell is deep under the earth, entered by narrow and winding steps The crypt is always cold (I: 33, 34)
  • The crypt is long and narrow, with pillars moving two by two along its length. Between pillars stand the sepulchres of the Starks of Winterfell, the likenesses of the dead seated on thrones, iron swords set before them to keep the restless spirits from wandering and snarling direwolves at their feet (I: 34, 35, etc.)
  • The Great Hall of Winterfell has a large fireplace (I: 41)
  • A raised platform at one end of the hall seats the Starks and honored guests (I: 41)
  • Tables and benches seat the garrison, servants, and other folk of the castle (I: 41, 43)
  • Dogs are allowed in the Great Hall even during feasting of royalty, but they are kept to the far end (I: 43)
  • The door of the Great Hall opens up on the castle yard. (I: 46)
  • The Great Hall is within the inner walls of Winterfell (I: 46)
  • The Lady of Winterfell's chambers in the Great Keep are the warmest in all the castle. In later summer, fires are rarely needed to heat it.(I: 49)
  • Winterfell had been built over natural hot springs. The water is piped through walls and chambers to heat them, turning the glass gardens into places of moist warmth. (I: 49)
  • Open pools smoke in a dozen small courtyards (I: 49)
  • The windows in the Great Keep are high and narrow (I: 49)
  • There is a covered bridge with a window that connects the Great Keep to the armory. The window overlooks the yard where weapons practice is done (I: 60)
  • There is a tall sentinel tree growing next to the armory wall, inside the godswood. Branches overhang the armory, roof (I: 66)
  • Winterfell has many tunnels (I: 66)
  • Over the centuries, Winterfell has grown into a sprawling complex. Some of the old halls slant up and down (I: 66)
  • Rainworn gargoyles decorate the First Keep (I: 66)
  • There are hills and valleys beneath Winterfell. The builders never levelled the ground (I: 66)
  • A covered bridge leads from the fourth floor of the bell tower to the second floor of the rookery (I: 66)
  • One can get inside of the inner wall by the south gate, climb three floors and run around Winterfell through a narrow tunnel in the stone, to exit on the ground level at the north gate (I: 67)
  • The inner wall is 100 feet high and the outer is 80 feet high. Between them is a wide moat (I: 67. II: 528)
  • There are crows nests atop the broken tower (I: 67)
  • Small sparrows nest in the cracks between stones (I: 68)
  • Owls sleep in the dusty loft above the old armory (I: 68)
  • The broken tower had been the tallest tower in Winterfell, a wall tower. Some 140 years past, it had been hit by lighting and was set afire. The upper two-thirds of the tower collapsed, and no one bothered to rebuild (I: 68)
  • The mortar that held the stones of the tower has dried and crumbled away, so that the stones are loose (I: 68)
  • One can leap from the armory roof to the roof of the guard hall, and run across to come up to the blind side of the First Keep (I: 68)
  • The First Keep is the oldest part of the castle, a squat and round fortress that is taller than it seems (I: 68)
  • The broken tower leans very closely to the First Keep's north side, near enough that a boy can stretch and grab a hold of it to climb the further ten feet necessary to reach the top (I: 68)
  • Winterfell may have the only complete copy of Ayrmidon's Engines of War (I: 72)
  • The library of Winterfell has its own tower. There are exterior stone steps which corkscrew down the tower's length (I: 73)
  • The library of Winterfell contains a volume on the properties of dragons (I: 101)
  • The throne of the Lord of Winterfell is cold stone, polished smooth, with carved heads of direwolves snarling at the ends of massive arms. The seat is very large (I: 205)
  • Beyond the castle lies the market square and the village of small neat houses of wood and undressed stone with chimneys leading up from wood-burning fireplaces (I: 333)
  • Many of the houses are empty in the summer, only some one in five occupied. As summer ends and winter grows stronger, farmers leave their farms and distant holdfasts to take up residence (I: 333)
  • The Smoking Log is the name of the village's alehouse (I: 333)
  • There are guard turrets on the outer wall (I: 475)
  • A series of chisel-cut handholds make a ladder in the stone of guard turret's inner wall (I: 477)
  • There is a moat between the inner and outer walls (I: 477. II: 489)
  • Across the godswood from the heart tree, beneath the windows of the Guest House, an underground hot spring feeds three small pools. The wall that looms above them is thick with moss (I: 478)
  • Beneath the First Keep is an ancient lichyard, headstones covered with pale lichen, where the Kings of Winter laid their faithful servants (I: 481)
  • The underground crypts of Winterfell are cavernous, longer than the complex above ground, and there are levels underneath the chiefly used one where the older kings were entombed (I: 613)
  • Ravens reside in the rookery above the maester's tower (I: 615)
  • The panes of glass in the windows of the towers and halls are diamond-shaped (II: 52)
  • The pool beneath the heart tree in the godswood is very deep (II: 187)
  • The doors into the Great Hall are wide and made of oak and iron (II: 237)
  • The Great Hall can hold eight long rows of trestle tables, four to each side of the central aisle (II: 237)
  • Winterfell has hosted harvest festivities for centuries (II: 237)
  • There is an exit in the rear of the Great Hall, which leads to a dimly lit gallery (II: 243)
  • The maester's turret is below the rookery (II: 323)
  • There is an iron, barred gate that opens into the godswood. The spaces between bars are barely large enough to fit a hand through (II: 486)
  • There is flat stone under the dirt which the barred gate is above, so that it cannot be dug under (II: 486)
  • There are other entrances into the godswood, although those have wooden doors rather than gates (II: 486)
  • There is a Guards Hall (presumably barracks) (II: 488)
  • There is a moat around Winterfell (II: 489)
  • The Bell Tower and glass gardens can be seen from the lord's chambers (II: 525-526, 530)
  • There is a well in Winterfell's yard (II: 527)
  • The Hunter's Gate is sited close to the kennels and kitchens. It opens directly on the fields and forests outside of Winterfell, allowing riders to come and go without having to cross through the winter town, so it is favored by hunting parties (II: 527)
  • The snug room from which the drawbridge is raised or lowered is in the gatehouse (II: 527)
  • The high inner walls are crenelated. Many watch turrets (more than thirty) line them (II: 528)
  • Winterfell has a brewhouse (II: 529)
  • The Great Hall of Winterfell can seat 500 people (II: 587)
  • There are iron spikes atop of the gatehouse, probably put in place to display the heads of criminals and traitors (II: 592)
  • Wine is kept in the castle vaults (II: 675)
  • The old inner ward is an artifact from when Winterfell was smaller. Archery butts can be found there (II: 676)
  • The old broken wall tower stands behind the old inner ward of Winterfell (II: 676)
  • There is a well in the center of the winter town's market square (II: 678)
  • The stable has a thatched roof and sits along the inside of the west wall (II: 680. III: 902)
  • The twisting stone stair that leads up to ground level from the crypts of Winterfell also lead further down to where vaults hold more ancient kings (II: 703)
  • The door to the crypts is made of old, heavy ironwood which lays at a slant to the ground. Only one person can approach it at a time (II: 704)
  • The First Keep shadows the entrance to the crypts (II: 704)
  • The First Keep has not been used in hundreds of years (II: 705)
  • The panes of the glass gardens are green and yellow (II: 705)
  • The Library Tower has hot water running through its walls (II: 705)
  • The Bell Tower has a turret for the maester at Winterfell (II: 705)
  • The East Gate exits to the King's Gate (II: 707)
  • An iron portcullis blocks off the Hunter's Gate (II: 708)
  • In legend, Brandon the Builder was said to have had the help of giants in raising Winterfell (III: 461)
  • The armory is a square building while the kitchen is round (III: 902)
  • Winterfell's gatehouse is made of two huge bulwarks, crenellations all along the top, flanking an arched gate (III: 903)