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Pls, don't use this extra tag castle_type for one historic=castle... better use uni tag type=* This can be used for better specs any historic=* --Jezevec 12:48, 14 July 2011 (BST)

I disagree. A more specific tag is less ambiguous. --Nop 18:12, 14 July 2011 (BST)
Type is out of question because of multipolygon. --Jojo4u (talk) 16:08, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


Should building=yes added since castles are buildings?--Jojo4u (talk) 16:09, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

That would depend on the structure. If the 'castle' was tagged as a way and that way is a wall that is simply the outer barrier .. then it would not be tagged whit building, barrier would be a better tag to use there. If the 'castle' was tagged as a way and that way is a building then yes you could use the building tag. Warin61 (talk) 21:39, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

The use of historic=castle on things that are not castles

The description says "A fortified building in medieval and modern times" but the discussion below goes on to talk about things that are _not_ castles (palaces, manor houses, etc.). Obviously (as noted) part of this is due to the mismatch between in meanings between the words "Burg", "Schloss" and "Castle", but I suspect that a wider discussion of what people are using "historic=castle" (and also "castle_type") for would help everyone. --SomeoneElse (talk) 13:04, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Using this not only for castles is IMHO a very bad idea for tag named "historic=castle" Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 18:49, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
The description/definition is broad. From wikipedia I would have "A defensive fortified residence, with high outer walls that provide additional features for defence e.g. arrow slits". I would have no limits on the time period, or the place. A normal 'manor', 'stately home' and a normal 'palace' are NOT castles. The original building= mentions castles and palaces. Buckingham Palace in London is tagged building=yes not castle! I think building= tag is much more appropriate for these. Warin61 (talk) 23:12, 12 October 2015 (UTC)