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Tower, the end of the XIV - the middle of the XVI centuries. Preservation #730/5 | Foto
up the northern external angle of the main yard of the Old Castle. Its buildinbg
was finished at the beginning of the XV century. In 1505, a three-storied building
was built on to the Tower from the side of the yard. A window with a memorial
plate over it was made on the eastern elevation instead of mashykul'. In 1544,
I. Pretfes rebuilt the third tier of the Tower and a three-storied building,
adjoining to it. In 1672, the upper part of the parepet with the loopholes was
damaged. In 1771, the north-western elevation of the Tower was built up with
a scarp wall to the height of four tiers. In 1790, along with building of the
battery at the north-eastern elevation of the Castle, the Tower was filled up
with earth almost on 1.5 tier.
Now, the tower is 12 m high, from the side of the main yard of the Castle, and 15 m - from the side of the northern yard. Its diameter is 8.8 m, the stone walls thickness is 2-2.5 m. The diameter of the first tier is 9.7 m, the thickness of the parapet wall is 0.9 m. The coverings of the Tower are flat on beams. There is a conical stone dome over the forth tier. The loopholes are in the form of the key. The window in the third tier is with a white-stone platband of the Early Renaissance style. There is a plate with a Latin inscription and date "1505" over it. The ancient stucco with a geometrical polychromical drawing remained under the corbels and around the loopholes. The white-stone profiles of the corbels and level cornice are of the Late Gothic style.
The level coverings, arcature with a parapet, water jets of the upper tier, and ancient fenestrations has been restored in the Tower. The monument is a typical example of the angle flanking tower.
Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР; (Ил. справ.-каталог): В 4-х т./ Гл. редкол.: Н.Л. Жариков (гл. ред.) и др. - К.: Будівельник, 1983-1986
Translated by Yana Anufriyeva
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