Angerja Castle Ruins

Kohila, Estonia

The vassal tower-stronghold of Angerja was probably built in the 14th century. The rectangular construction was made of limestone, the walls were two meters thick and it was surrounded by a moat. Some parts of the walls remain to this day and a moat is still visible. It is thought that the stronghold was destroyed during the Livonian war.

Tower-strongholds were built by vassals to protect themselves, mostly against peasant uprisings, especially after the failed St. George's Night uprising of Estonian peasants in 1343.

Reference: 7is7.com

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Angerja küla, Kohila, Estonia
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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