Medieval house


TYPOLOGY: architectural
PERIOD: medieval
DATING: 14th-15th century
DEFINITION: late medieval habitation
DESCRIPTION: Dwelling located in the Torre hamlet, close to the access door to the castle. The structure consists of two floors above ground made of unworked stone elements of river origin arranged on irregular equipment.
On the ground floor there are two openings with a full-center arch formed by bricks with the extrados highlighted through bricks placed per head; the openings have been altered by the construction of new doors. This level was probably used for environments linked to non-residential activities such as artisan workshops or simple stables. The actual house must have been on the upper floor, also featuring windows with archivolts of the same type as the openings on the ground floor. Given the construction characteristics and the type of openings, in addition to the distribution of the spaces, we could probably date this building to the late Middle Ages.

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