“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Iphofen in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)

Tithe Tower


Tithe Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
1. Tithe Tower Marker
Inscription. Mit Pesttor, durch das einst die am "schwarzen Tod" Verstorbenen zum nahen Friedhof gekarrt wurden. Toranlage aus dem 14. Jh. für das Gräbenviertel mit dem ehemaligen Königshof. Behausung des Zentbüttels. Im 19. Jh. Armenhaus, heute im Privatbesitz.

Marker text transcribed into English:
Part of the Plague Gate, through which victims of the Black Death were carted to the nearby cemetery. Dating from the 14th century, this was the entryway for the town's moated quarter and district court. Housed the bailiff responsible for collecting tithes. In the 19th century this was a poorhouse, and is now privately owned.
Location. 49° 42.095′ N, 10° 15.66′ E. Marker is in Iphofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is on Untere Graebengasse 0 kilometers east of Mittlere Graebengasse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iphofen, Bavaria 97346, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Owls' Tower (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ilmbacher Hof (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Einersheimer Gate (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mainbernheimer Gate (approx. 0.3 kilometers
Tithe Tower image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
2. Tithe Tower
The marker is on the wall just to the left of the arched entryway.
away); Ebracher House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Iphofen City Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mainstockheim Synagogue (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 13.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Iphofen.
Also see . . .  Historical Walking Tour. The Pest or Dead Gate was bricked up in 1596. Its name reminds us of the days when the Black Death raged in Iphofen, and its toll was very high. Every night the plague victims were put on carts and taken to the cemetery outside of town where they were buried in large pits. The sturdy square tower got its name “Zentturm” from the Zentbüttel, who used to live here – the bailiff also responsible for collecting the tithe. It also served as the poorhouse in the 19th century. (Submitted on October 31, 2014.) 
Categories. Forts, Castles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016.
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