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posted 09-05-2001 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DianeofFlorida     Edit/Delete Message
Can anyone tell me the names of castles that were actually moved to the United States from other countries?

posted 09-12-2001 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
there is no way of telling what has been moved where, unless one stumbles across the information whilst doing research.
It is highly unlikely that a full castle has been transported elsewhere.
But highly likley that sections of certain buildings have. Panaling, beams, windows, doorways etc. Then these placed into a purpose built structure, to give the appearence of the orginal.
Only recently, Gwydir Castle, here in North Wales recovered its oak panaling etc. This had lain in a New York museum since the early 20th century.
I've had a pint in pub in Boston. 75% of which came from the English Lake District. But a pub is a small item compared with a castle. Even a small tower house.

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posted 09-12-2001 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for duncan   Click Here to Email duncan     Edit/Delete Message
As to the names i have no idea, but there have been whole castles rock by rock, moved to the US in the years past. Mostly tower houses but castles none the less, you might try on the net for US castles.

posted 09-12-2001 06:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I've heard of a couple of projects like that on small towers, but don't recall names. I do know that a large mansion...a castle in US terminology, which had been purchased by Sir Walter Scott for his son in law, was dismantled and transported to Japan. The house stood just outside Lanark, and was called Milton Lockhart House.
It's seems to be an recurrent April Fool over here that some national monument has been purchased by an eccentric American millionaire and is to be transported. This year it was Kilchurn Castle, and last year Bothwell Castle. Even Edinburgh has been the subject of such a story.

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