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The oldest defensive castles in Central Poland - Zabytek.pl

The oldest defensive castles in Central Poland

Collection includes structures erected in the area of historical Łęczycka and Sieradzka lands along with Wieluński district. Castles included in the collection were founded by kings, bishops, and private investors between ca. 1340 and ca. 1535.

The oldest castles erected in Central Poland are predominantly brick constructions built on a foundation of erratic stone, on a mound surrounded by a moat. The only exception being the castle in Inowłódz, which is built entirely of stone. The castles are not uniform structures. Castle complexes founded between 14th and 16th century accrued, expanded within the defensive walls according to changing architectural trends and military conventions.