Last edited 22 Oct 2020


The oubliette of Leap Castle.

Primarily found in medieval architecture, an oubliette is a Forgotten Room. Taken from the French word, oublier, "to forget", the oubliette was a secret prison cell or a basement room which could only be reached through a trapdoor above (an angstloch) in a high ceiling.

The prisoner would be dropped into the cell and essentially forgotten. The only way out was by a rope or a ladder, but prisoners were not typically released from this form of imprisonment.

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