Keila Castle Ruins

Keila, Estonia

In the 15th-16th century the settlement of Keila consisted some tens of buildings and a hundred people formed around the church. At the same time the Livonian Order built a small fort south-east of the church on Jõepark. During the Livonian War of 1558-1583 the settlement was destroyed.Further hampered by the plague and starvation in 1601-1602 the population declination reduced the community to a small church village. Ruins of the fort were first excavated in 1976 with continued finds up to 2007.

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Founded: 1433
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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