Other Views of Besiekiery Castle

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of Besiekiery Castle. This is a medieval castle surrounded by an moat made from a diverted river. The castle was a defensive castle owned by a minor knight or Lord.  Generally it is thought the castle was built in the 15th century under the order of the Governor of Leczyca.  The castle changed hands several times over the years. The foundations did not survive well and after a fire in the 17th century the castle was abandoned.

Besiekiery Castle

Although now in ruin, inside it is still possible to guess the position and layout of the rooms. The castle was designed with a rectangular base, once past the tower and gate house you look straight into a cobbled court yard with all the major rooms, kitchen and hall to the rear.

Besiekiery Castle inside

There are no recorded battles of sieges of the castle however the castle did fall into disrepair and suffered a major fire. With unstable foundations and lack of care the castle has slowly crumbled leaving holes in it’s defenses.

Besiekiery Castle view through the gap

The castle is receiving funding for it’s conservation to prevent it from further deterioration. This can be seen around the gate house tower and the bridge across the moat. Although the castle is not famous it is part of the local history of the area and really should be preserved for the locals.

Besiekiery Castle from the other side

I would be really interested in what you think of the images and the castle.

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2 thoughts on “Other Views of Besiekiery Castle

  1. I love tumbledown castles. One of the things my kids and I miss about Scotland is access to all the historic ruins that were around us. I think you’ve made wonderful use of lighting in the photographs. The castle seems to glow in the first image.

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