Monday, October 25, 2010

Medieval Well

Water has always been and always will be a precious commodity. It is for that reason that medieval castles were always built close to a good water supply.

As our medieval castle blog reported in a post earlier this month, there are even medieval castles with their own little harbour such as Threave Castle in Scotland.

Occasionally, when visiting a medieval castle you might be lucky enough to come across the remains of a medieval well. Here is one we found in the garden of a medieval abbey in France at Nieul-Sur-L'Autise.

The medieval garden at Bazoges-en-Pareds also has a wonderful, stone-built well ... but more of that another day!

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