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posted 02-16-2002 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AngelsSnowboard   Click Here to Email AngelsSnowboard     Edit/Delete Message
how did castles stay warm, or did they, because i read it was warmer to stay in a small house than a castle

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posted 02-17-2002 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
Castles were heated the same way small houses were in medieval times, with an open fire. The fire may have been lit in the centre of the room or in a fireplace in the wall, depending on time period.
The difference is that castles were larger and had very thick walls(thermal mass), so it took much more to heat a castle than a small house.


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posted 02-22-2002 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
In smaller castles there was also the option to place the living quarters directly over the stables to use the warmer air coming from the animals, which is also a common system at many old farmhouses. Not every room in a castle had a fireplace - often this was only the kitchen and the hall.

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