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Melechovská tvrz - Kouty, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 49° 39.023 E 015° 18.086
33U E 521758 N 5499803
Quick Description: Melechovská tvrz u obce Kouty // Melechov fortress at the Kouty town
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/2/2014 6:39:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMMT9V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 14

Long Description:
CS:
Melechovská tvrz...
...nazývaná též Nelechovská nebo Koutecká tvrz, je postavená v gotickém stylu, její zrícenina se nachází severne od obce Kouty v úpatí kopce Melechov. Je chránena jako kulturní památka Ceské republiky. Byla postavena ve 14. století a sloužila zde jako strážná vež pro ochranu cestujících po zemské stezce z Rakouska pres Humpolec a Ledec ke Kutné Hore a dále. V roce 1415 zde Albert z Nelechova (odtud oznacována jako Nelechovská tvrz), pritiskl svou pecet na stížný list ceské šlechty proti upálení mistra Jana Husa v Kostnici. V roce 1554 patrila tvrz Václavu Sokolovi z Leskovic, který také zasedal i na zemském snemu. Následne byla tvrz prodána rodine Trckum z Lípy a pripojila se tak k Lipnici, nedlouho na to však tvrz zpustla.

Soucasnost
Tvrz je dnes zríceninou, ze které se zachovali cásti dvou zdí. Okolo tvrze je stálé velmi patrný vodní príkop a severne položený vyschlý rybník, ze kterého v prípade nouze byl pro ochranu vodní príkop napušten. Za zmínku stojí také ctyri mohutné stoleté buky. V letech 2004-2005 zde byl proveden archeologický pruzkum, pri kterém byly cástecne odkryty další cásti zdi a celá tvrz byla opravena a stabilizována.

EN:
Melechov(ská) fortress...
...also called as Nelechov(ská) or Kout(ecká) fortess is built in the Gothic style. Its ruins are located north of the village Kouty at the foot of the hill Melechov. It is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. It was built in the 14th century and was used here as a watchtower to protect passengers after a route from Austria via Humpolec and Ledec to Kutna Hora and beyond. The fortress is now a ruin, from which are preserved parts of two walls. Around the fortress is still very evident moat north and laid dry pond from which the emergency was to protect the ditch filled with water. In 2004-2005, there was conducted an archaeological survey in which were partially uncovered another part of the wall and a fort was repaired and stabilized.

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The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 14. century

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Kingdom of Bohemia (?)

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: I don't know

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: Ruin

This site is administered by ----: Administered as cultural monument of the Czech Republic

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

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