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Gerolzhofen in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

The Beadle’s Tower

Bettelturm

 
 
The Beadle's Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2012
1. The Beadle's Tower Marker
Inscription.
[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. Touch 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 distance
The Beadle's Tower Marker - wide view from the mouth of Brunnengasse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2012
2. The Beadle's Tower Marker - wide view from the mouth of Brunnengasse
The marker is just visible here on the right hand corner of the rose-colored building. Also visible immediately to the right of this building is the entryway to the Spital.
of this marker); The Former Adminstrative Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Prison Tower (about 120 meters away); 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). 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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