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 previous post, 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.

You can see it here in this video clip courtesy of

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