In Search Of A Tower HousešŸ”

Golo (SLO)

Country:Ā Slovenia
Region:Ā Lower Carniola
Municipality:Ā Å entjernej
Settlement: Dolenji Maharovec
Object: tower house Golo
First mention: 12th century
Preservation: no visible traces

Tower house was build in the 12th century by theĀ the Dukes of Carinthia Spanheims and was governed by the knights of Sicherstein and later noble knights Preissekh. The tower house was devastated in the battle with Avares for the Carniolan border in 1305. Ruins were used to build mansion Golo in 15th century and mansion Dobravica in the 17th century.
Inside a thick forest just 1.5km from the location of mansion Golo are masive defensive ditches. They are probably the last remnants of a tower house. Sadly the area has not been explored yet.

Dukes of Carinthia Spanheims (12th century), nobleman Oto Sicherstein and Ofo Landstrost sold ruins of towerhouse to nobleman Henrik Preissekh in the year 1305. Ana von Gall was the owner of the estate in the 14th century.

Ivan Stopar, Zbirka Grajske stavbe, založba Viharnik, Ljubljana.

Source:Ā Gradovi v Sloveniji

Alleged location: 45Ā°51’5,78″ N 15Ā°18’37,8″ E


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