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posted 12-13-2005 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve-O-Gerst   Click Here to Email Steve-O-Gerst     Edit/Delete Message
I've noticed that it's very hard to find archaeological information about former castles.

I guess there are a lot of reasons: It's boring, and if you tell people where the sites are, they often try to steal artifacts...

But would it be possible, or even worthwhile to have a forum for arcaheological details, I suppose some of us here might care about how the castles were in the past...

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posted 12-13-2005 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
What exactly do you mean? A forum to trace castles that are not visible any more? I don't know how it is in England, but for Switzerland there exists a very detailed castle-map which lists all known sites. A new, even better edition will be published bei the Swiss Castle Association (Burgenverein) by the end of 2006. Similar works exist for Tyrolia and for parts of Germany.

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posted 12-13-2005 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
There are a number of books covering the sites of English, Welsh and Scottish castles.

posted 12-15-2005 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
There are several books listing the sites of castles in the Unitied Kingdom. Some cover the entire country; others are more detailed and cover specific regions - as an example, one of my favourites is the book by Gordon Mason entitled, "The Castles of Glasgow and the Clyde". Similarly, there are many useful books by Mike Salter. Not that I'm recommending any particular supplier, but here's the Amazon listing of Mike's books:

For an online resource, Philip Davies (a former moderator on this site) has an excellent list of all known English and Welsh castle sites, together with grid references and a categorisation depending on castle type. Philip is also generous enough to allow visitors of his site to download his listings.

[This message has been edited by Levan (edited 12-15-2005).]

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posted 12-22-2005 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve-O-Gerst   Click Here to Email Steve-O-Gerst     Edit/Delete Message
Mm. Yes, castles that are in ruins, things archaeologists have dug up about castles, and the like. For the silliness I'm doing right now, talking with heavy researchers in that field would be useful, I think.

Of course, archaeology is sometimes also done to reconstruct the past appearance of existing castles, and that would be nice.

Mainly, I'm looking for information about French castles, which is somewhat harder to come by, since they're... Well, all in french, mostly.

Phillip's got some good stuff. Wish I could get a hold of him. His Email doesn't seem to be working, and there are a few things about Marlborough Castle I'd like to clear up with him...

posted 12-22-2005 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
One source I use quite often is the book;
Chateaux Forts et Fortifications en France.
A paperback of nearly 500-pages. Can't recall what it cost me now, but the no is
ISBN 2 08 012271 1
published in 1997 by Flammarion, Paris.
I recently picked up;
The Chateaux of France (in English)
Hubert Fenwick 1975 (almost 400-pages)
This was about 10 with postage through Abe Books off the net. You can get these books on other countries, but they aint always cheap!

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