Farská bašta / The Parish Bastion - Nový Jicín (North Moravia)
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N 49° 35.675 E 018° 00.788
34U E 284160 N 5497841
Quick Description: The depicted Renaissance Parish Bastion (Farská bašta), together with part of city wall, is the only relatively preserved part of large historic fortification system of town Nový Jicín.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/11/2014 2:39:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMKPFE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The depicted Renaissance Parish Bastion (Farská bašta), together with part of city wall, is the only relatively preserved part of large historic fortification system of town Nový Jicín.

The bastion is the last constructed part of massive fortification system, which construction began around 1380. The city wall, in some parts almost 7 meters high and 180-200 cm wide, was built from sandstone blocks. A total of three bastions were constructed on the eastern side of the town along the water moat. Only one of them has survived to this day, in the open southeast corner of the fortification. This hexagonal Renaissance bastion, built in 1613, is equipped by rectangular openings, grilles, and keyhole embrasures. The Parish Bastion became a major defensive element, when the battle between the armies of Jan Jirí Krnovský (Protestant side) and the Neapolitan soldiers in the service of the Spanish King (Catholic side), took place at Nový Jicín in 1621 during Thirty Years War.

Date of origin:: 1613

Architect(s): unknown Renaissance architect

Style: Late Renaissance (ca. 1580–1620)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Fortification object (gate, fortress, city-walls...)

Address:
Farská bašta corner of streets Sokolovská and Generála Hlaďo 741 01 Nový Jičín Czech Republic


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