Bakowa Góra Castle

piotrkowski, Poland

Bąkowa Góra castle was probably built at the end of the 14th century. A stone manor house stood on the site of an earlier, small, timber motte and bailey castle and was surrounded by an earth ramparts. In the documents it was mentioned for the first time in 1398 under the name Góra.  

From 1408 Zbigniew Bąk occupied the office of the subcamerarius of Sieradz, while he was a castellan of Rozprza since 1411. Perhaps after achieving these dignities, he began building his new residential and defensive seat.

The construction of early modern rebuilding took place at the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th century. It was used until the 18th century, when it was most likely abandoned due to too harsh housing conditions.

Today, the small castle in Bąkowa Góra is a well-preserved, partly reconstructed ruin, valuable as one of the few examples of the medieval seat of middle-class knighthood. Free admission at any time of the year.

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