The South-East Tower.
A staircase from the ground floor led the inhabitants of Bodiam up to the rooms above basement level. The hexagonal chambers of the Tower all contained a garderobe and a fireplace, suggesting that they were designed to be comfortable rooms. The upper room of the Tower provided access to the east curtain wall via some steps.
As with the other towers of the Castle, the roof may have been an important part of any battle. During excavations in 1919 a number of stone canon balls were dredged from the moat. Perhaps the most exciting find, though, was the sixteenth century mortar that was found in the eighteenth century. Such canons may have been found on the rooves of the Castle's towers and would have been an important vantage point for spotting approaching attackers.