Udórz – castle

History

The castle was erected at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, but probably the investment was never completed. Its founder was probably the heir of Udórz, Iwo of Obiechowa of the Wieniawa coat of arms, who then held the Cracow governor’s office. The reasons for interruptions are not explained.

Architecture

The castle was erected on top of a lofty mountain and consisted of an irregular pentagon, with no traces of brick buildings inside the perimeter of the walls. From the eastern side, there was a system of earth ramparts adjacent to it. A remnant of the lime kiln was found on the outer ward.

Current state

To this day, fragments of two masonry walls on the hill and many older earth ramparts, overgrown with beech forest, have survived. It is believed that the earth ramparts built a population of Lusatian culture (1300 – 500 b.c.).

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bibliography:
Kołodziejski S., Średniowieczne rezydencje obronne możnowładztwa na terenie województwa krakowskiego, Warszawa 1994.

Leksykon zamków w Polsce, L.Kajzer, S.Kołodziejski, J.Salm, Warszawa 2003.