Back to main menu | to historical-architechtural sights

Tenchyns'ka Tower, the end of the XIV - the second half of the XV century. Preservation #730/11 | Foto
Zamkova St.

It is situated on the turn of the south-western defensive wall of the main yard of the Old Castle. It projects on three forth over its floor side. In the second half of the XV century, the rocky base of the Tower was strenthened by the stone laying. In the XVIII century, it was filled with earth almost till the level of the forth tier from the side of the Castle yard. Now, it is about 21 m high from the South. Its diameter is 7 m. The stone wall thickness is 2 m. The diameter of the fifth tier is 7.9 m, due to the projecting corbels. The thickness of the barrier wall is 0.9 m. The coverings in the Tower are flat on beams. There is a conic stone copula over the forth tier. The difference between the levels of the floor of the intraparietal passage of the Tower and battle tiers of the defensive walls adjoining to it, is made in the form of the stone srairs in the walls. The loopholes are of two types - in the form of the key and round ones.
The white-stone portal, done in the Gothic Style, remained on the northern elevation of the Tower. The white-stone corbels and level cornice are with typical profiles for the Gothic Style.
The scarp walls of the base of the Tower, level coverings, copula, arcature, parapet with the loopholes of the upper tier, and external are restored in the Tower.
The monument is a typical example of the of the developed flanking Medieval towers.

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
mail to:
yana@dekasoft.com.ua