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Warspite110 Jan 2021 3:51 a.m. PST

For those of you who do not know Château de Guédelon is a French project to build a medieval castle, entirely from scratch, using only medieval tools, materials and working practices.
There are no power tools, the scaffolding is wooden and they burn their own limestone to manufacture the quicklime to make the cement. The stone is quarried on site.
It has been featured on British TV several times.

This is a September 2020 update and walk-around:
YouTube link
Full history of the project here:


Legionarius10 Jan 2021 10:40 a.m. PST

Interesting architectural reenactment. Hopefully we will learn a thing or two from this project.

Warspite110 Jan 2021 11:45 a.m. PST

If you watch some of the documentaries they already have,

This Haynes book covers the site in detail:


Nearly all the Haynes books are available for much less from High Street branches of The Works in the UK.


Jcfrog11 Jan 2021 8:05 a.m. PST

You can chose from 100s of real ones too.

MacColla18 Jan 2021 11:25 a.m. PST

@Jcfrog, you can visit hundreds or real ones but mainly they're not currently being built using period methods. That is the point of the construction project/TV and other documentaries.

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