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Barry Beverage
posted 12-30-2005 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barry Beverage   Click Here to Email Barry Beverage     Edit/Delete Message
Does anyone know of drawings of plans for the system of raising and lowering a castle drawbridge? We want to construct a small but usable one for our medieval project, and I would like the mechanism to be somewhat historical.


posted 12-31-2005 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
http://www.castles.org/architecture/architecture_19.htm http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castlesp.htm
Not the best of images...hope it helps

posted 12-31-2005 05:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I'm really struggling with this one, I've scoured the web and can find very little.
It could possibly be a subject that has been somewhat neglected and deserves some more research.


posted 01-01-2006 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
sure I have some good ones in an Italian castle journal. Just give me a day or so to find it. Also published a lengthy article on Caerphilly castle some time back. Where I'm sure the writer covered the topic at that castle.
Just trying to think of the Italian name .. Pontlevato, or something like that.

Barry Beverage
posted 01-01-2006 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barry Beverage   Click Here to Email Barry Beverage     Edit/Delete Message
Appreciate it!!!


posted 02-24-2006 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kbines   Click Here to Email kbines     Edit/Delete Message

I'm also trying to build a drawbridge and any ideas on plans and how to's would be greatly appreciated. Drawbridge is going to be used in a wooden play tree fort that I have built.

[This message has been edited by kbines (edited 02-24-2006).]

posted 03-02-2006 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
"Castles: Their Construction and History" by Sydney Toy has some excellent diagrams of drawbridges. This book might be old, but it's a classic and hard to be beaten for this type of thing.


jane dickey
posted 03-16-2006 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jane dickey     Edit/Delete Message
David Macaulay"s book "Castle" Has a good picture and discription of how a weighted drawbridge works. There is enough information so that you could put one together.

Jane Dickey

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