Gerolzhofen in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
The Beadle’s Tower
[Marker text in German:]
Hier stand der innere Torturm der südlichen Doppeltor-Anlage, im Volksmund Bettelturm genannt(Büttel = Gerechtsknecht). Erstmals 1340 erwähnt, wurde der Turm schon im 1756 wegen Steinfraß und morschem Fundament wieder abgebrochen.
Geschichte für alle - historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen, e.V.
Dr. Ottmar Wolf – Kulturstiftung
[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
Here stood the inner gate tower, part of the double-tower gate entryway, popularly called the Beadle's Tower. First mentioned in 1340, the tower was torn down in 1756 due to its crumbling foundation.
History for All - the Gerolzhofen Historical Society
Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation
Erected by The Gerolzhofen Historical Society and the Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation.
Location. 49° 54.012′ N, 10° 21.009′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Spitalstrasse and Brunnengasse, on the left when traveling north on Spitalstrasse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spital Gate (within shouting The Former Adminstrative Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Prison Tower (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (about 150 meters away); Parish Church (about 150 meters away); Chapel of St. John (about 150 meters away); The Decline of the Jewish Community of Gerolzhofen from January 30, 1933 (about 150 meters away); Catholic Rectory (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Beadle. “A beadle is a lay official of a church or synagogue who may usher, keep order, make reports, and assist in religious functions; or a minor official who carries out various civil, educational, or ceremonial duties....Sometimes the title is used for uniformed security guards.” (Submitted on August 8, 2012.)
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