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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 49° 54.012′ N, 10° 21.009′ E. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Spital Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Former Adminstrative Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Spottfratze, ca. 1450 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Gerolzhöfer Frauenaufstand" / The Gerolzhofen "Womens' Revolt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fachwerkhaus Teutsch / Teutsch Building (about 120 meters away); Prison Tower (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map 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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