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Cost of building a middle to large castle in westeros

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How much gold and how long would it take for a middle to large size stone castle to be built in westeros and How much would it cost since it has to be strong enough to hold out in a siege lets say in the riverlands where it's known to be a lot of fighting

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https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqOWFMWoZbi9zp5zOIi9KmXzYfoOlACo5DWw&usqp=CAU

 

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Hi Mr. S., just wondering: are you working on a game design? I noticed that you've posted several questions recently with similar topics. 

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10 hours ago, Mrstrategy said:

How much gold and how long would it take for a middle to large size stone castle to be built in westeros and How much would it cost since it has to be strong enough to hold out in a siege lets say in the riverlands where it's known to be a lot of fighting

Examples 

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtji_wC31DTeNf3NzzLhqct0YMqjksTZ6C9g&usqp=CAU

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqOWFMWoZbi9zp5zOIi9KmXzYfoOlACo5DWw&usqp=CAU

 

The images you've shown are nowhere near how big the castles/keeps are of the Lord Paramounts and a few greater Lords (Especially on the Reach, Westerlands and the Riverlands).

Castles usually do not get built from 0 to 10 directly. They always andvance, as time passes, in the case of most castles. 

But let's see: Having no problems with the financial part, in a normal tempo, I doubt it would take more than 3 years of summer. That would be the case if there were no financial problems. But again, this is not how castles are built, usually. 

For example: House Ashford is a major vassal of the Tyrells. It would make no problem for them to build such a castle in 3-5 years. Considering that they might rely on their own resources too, nor would the financials be a too big of a problem. This would go for houses Blackwood, Vance, Crakehall, etc... 

Then again, castles usually are not built the way the Red Keep was (Building up everything straight from 0 to 100), because that was an exceptional case.

 

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