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Castle, 1507, end of the XVI century, begining of the XVIII century. Preservation Number #762 | Foto

It is situated in the centre of the present village on the right bank of the Zhvanchyk River. Time of building: the beginning of the XVI �entury. The castle was owned by the Liantskoronts'kyis till 1569. New owners, the Gumenets'kyis, modernized the Castle at the beginning of the XVIII century. The Castle gets developed system of dry defense ditches with earthern bastions and ramparts. From the middle of the XIX �entury till the beginning of the XX �entury, the Castle had being owned by its last owners - the Podvysots'kyis, which took away the castle walls and built new palace building outside the Castle, and layed a park in its yard. At the beginning of the XX �entury, the Castle and adjacent territory passed to the local management, which organized a hospital there.
Today, only 4 corner towers and some towers on the ground level, fragments of the defense wall between the Northern and Western towers remained from the original planning structure. From the original parade-ground complex only foundations have remained, which when view from the hill can be traced by sight near the Norhtern wall. Two-tiered towers have remained, five-angled in plan but this is not classical puntons but square with cut angles. The original roofs of the towers are entirely lost. There are wooden constructions of the original hip-roof with shingle roofing on the Southern tower. They remained partly.

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It is built in type of a regular. It is rectangular in plan castle with corner pentahedral towers. By the end of the XVI century, the Northern tower was destroyed but soon renewed. From 1672 till 1699, the Castle was greatly damaged. It was restored at the beginning of the XVIII century.
Today, only the tower with signs of adjoining to it defense walls has left from the Castle. Late, Northern tower remained in better condition. It is rectangular in plan with sides 9 � 10 m and insignificant cut southern angles. The tower is two-tiered, covered with low roof. Stone wall thickness is 1.5-1.65 m. The first tier is covered with torispherical arch, the second one has flat covering in beams. In the first and seconmd tiers the small loopholes remained with dilatived sides in both directions. Straight arches are stone, with bow-shaped contours. There is a fireplace in the western wall of the tower. Outside the walls preserved their initial stucco; there is a sun-dial with Roman numerals on it under the cave on the north-eastern and south-eastern front.
Another three towers, related to the first stage of building of the Castle, are pentahedral in plan and with sharp outgoing angle. The dimensions of the long sides are 8.6-9.3 m, short - 4.5-5.5 m. On its shorter sides, facing the yard, the wooden galleries passed on the consoles, where has been a passage between the defensive walls in the level of the first tier. Fastening of the cuttings of the consoles and slopes - on pegs. This design of the western tower is of a great interest. All towers remained on the height of two tiers ( as a result of rising the level of the yard of the Castle, the first tier is partly filled up). The coverings are flat. The entrance to the second tier was by external stone stairs along the defensive walls. The embrasures are with square internal fenestrations. The roofs are hipped with a shingle covering.
The Castle is an example of early defensive ensemble in Ukraine of regular planning. The fragments of the wooden constructions and archaism in design of some embrasures can be seen in this ensemble.

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Translated by Yana Anufriyeva
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