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Newsletter: "A castle in the making!"

Guédelon Medieval Construction Site is constantly changing; there are always new things to see and do. Throughout the season, our free newsletter will bring you information about important developments on site, allowing you to keep up-to-date with forthcoming events and better prepare your next visit.

 

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The Guédelon Team

"A Castle in the Making" N°1

"A Castle in the Making"  N°1

 

Date: August 2010

 

Summary:  

- The building programme 2010.

- Construction of a rib vault.

- Progress on the North Range.

- Press clippings summer 2010

Download: A Castle in the Making N°1 (PDF - 726 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°2

"A Castle in the Making"  N°2

 

Date: October 2010

 

Summary:  

- Last stone on west gable-end.

- Spreading the load on a rib vault.

- The keystone is ready.

- Strapwork for great tower's door.

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°2 (PDF - 420 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°3

Raising the final roof timbers (© Guédelon)

Raising the final roof timbers (© Guédelon)

"A Castle in the Making" N°3

 

Date: December 2010

 

Summary:  

- Centering in position on the great tower.

- Raising the final roof timbers.

- A new door for the great tower.

- Experimental archaeology in action.

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°3 (PDF - 778 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°4

Floor joists in the great hall.

Floor joists in the great hall.

"A castle in the making" N°4

 

Date : April 2011

 

Summary: 

- The building programme 2011.

- An experimental phase of floor tile production.

- A new treadmill winch.

- How to visit Guédelon.

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°4 (PDF - 379 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°5

Building the wall arches

Building the wall arches

"A castle in the Making" N°5

 

Date: June 2011

 

Summary: 

- Building the wall arches and the east curtain wall.

- A French invasion at Corfe Castle

- British " bâtisseurs" on site at Guédelon

- Dan Snow on site for Battle Castle shoot

 



Download: A Castle in the Making N°5 (PDF - 647 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°6

Fitting the keystone

Fitting the keystone

"A Castle in the Making" N°6

 

Date: July 2011

 

Summary:

- Fitting the keystone

- Progress in the North range

- Masonry on the southern and eastern curtain walls

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°6 (PDF - 597 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°7

The vault under construction

The vault under construction

"A Castle in the Making" N°7


Date: November 2011


Summary:

 

- Completion of the cross-ribbed vault

 - A photo retrospective

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°7 (PDF - 534 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°8

South-east view of the castle © Guédelon

South-east view of the castle © Guédelon

"A Castle in the Making" N°8

 

Date: May 2012

 

Summary: 

 

- The building programme 2012

- The forge's extension

- The first building work of the season

- The release of the DVD, "The Vault"

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°8 (PDF - 346 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°9

Trial wall paintings at Guédelon

Trial wall paintings at Guédelon

"A castle in the Making" N°9

 

Date: July 2012

 

Summary: 


- The treadmill winch has changed position

- Work has restarted on the western corner tower

- A drainage system has been installed

- Work on the domed vault is under way

- The first trial wall paintings have been carried out

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°9 (PDF - 426 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°10

The first mural paintings grace the inside of the castle

The first mural paintings grace the inside of the castle

"A Castle in the Making" N°10

 

Date: November 2012

 

Summary: 

- The domed vault is complete

- The first mural paintings have been applied

- Limewashes bring light into the castle

- The first meeting of the "master-builders"

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°10 (PDF - 335 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°11

The castle seen from the south-east

The castle seen from the south-east

"A Castle in the Making" N°11

 

Date: May 2013

 

Summary:

- The building programme 2013

- Upcoming events for 2013

Download: A Castle in the Making N°11 (PDF - 282 Ko)

"A Castle in the Making" N°12

The human chain

The human chain

"A Castle in the Making" N°12

 

Date: June 2013

 

Summary:

- The second Master-Builder gathering

- Earth has been laid on the floor of the Great Hall

- The rendering of the Chapel tower's ground floor is under way

 

Download: A Castle in the Making N°12 (PDF - 526 Ko)

 

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