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Rampart – Tatar walls in Tuligłowy

Rampart – Tatar walls in Tuligłowy

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The rampart is a fortification built in the 17th century, after repeated Tatar raids.
A stronghold and probably also a defence wooden manor house were built in this place by the owner of Tuligłowy – Marcin Krasicki. However, no trace has survived of the former wooden building inside the rampart. The construction likely started after 1624, i.e. after a devastating Tatar invasion, which took a great toll on Tuligłowy. The location selected for the fortress was a hill in the north-eastern part of the village situated in the fork of two streams – tributaries of a small river surrounded by a marsh. All this meant that the fortress was hard to reach from the direction from which attacks came most frequently.

The rampart has the shape of a square. The courtyards has the size of 73 x 73 m. The ramparts are 10 m wide at the base, their height from the outside is ca. 5 m and on the inside ca. 3 m. The stronghold had four bastions with significantly higher ramparts than on courtains. Their height was 3 m inside and 6-7 m outside. Three bastions have survived until present times, with fourth one demolished in 1923.

At the top of the ramparts, there could have been additional security measures, e.g. a thick braided fence or a palisade, i.e. a fence made out of sharpened wooden poles embedded in the ground. It is probable that an observation viewpoint was inside, situated in a tree.

Currently the rampart is one of the most important well-preserved examples of peasant fortresses, characteristic during the 16th and 17th centuries.