Čierna Lehota – castle

History

The castle appeared on the pages of history in 1389, when it was donated to Stibor of Stiboricz by king Sigismund of Luxemburg. It probably existed since the end of the 13th or early 14th century.

Architecture

The main element of the castle, placed in the highest point of the area, was a four-sided tower or building of irregular shape, two walls measuring 6.1 meters in length and wall thickness of up to 1.5 meters. In front of it was probably a small, walled courtyard, and further on the north side, fortified outer ward. On the north-eastern side, there was probably a gate, preceded by a dry moat over which a timber bridge had to be passed.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times. Only the densely overgrown foundation parts are visible.

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bibliography:
Bóna M., Plaček M., Encyklopedie slovenských hradů, Praha 2007.