Drienok – castle

History

The castle was probably erected in the first half of the 14th century. Its end can be associated with the second half of the fifteenth century.

Architecture

The castle had a shape similar in plan to a pentagon with dimensions of 120 x 70 meters. In its south-eastern part there was a upper ward with a sides length of 30 by 25 meters and a wall thickness of 1.85 meters with residential building. It is not known if it was a tower. It was protected by a 12 meter width dry moat, which stretched on the north-eastern side. On the north-west side there was an outer ward.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times. Only relics of foundations are visible. The whole is located on a heavily wooded area.

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