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T04: Torre delle Antiche Fonti Asciano

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T04: Torre delle Antiche Fonti

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T04: Torre delle Antiche Fonti


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Synthetic Chronology
1342 - 1352 likely construction as it belongs to the third circle of walls
1555 the tower is severed by order of Cosimo I

 
Dimensional data
average external height: 10.0 m.
average internal height: 4.0 m.
masonry thickness: n.r.
section length: 7.0 m.


 Architectural Description
The tower overlooking Via delle Fonti was a typical watchtower with a nearly rectangular plan, acting as a small defensive bulwark against enemy incursions, which preserves typical elements of the fortified structures: external front with stone cantons and slightly wedge-shaped, archer - arquebusier , shoe at the base and large central arch buffered on the inside. On the side façades there are evident the crumbling of the walls which therefore had to be of greater height.
The wall texture is the classic stone filaretto with traces of plaster on the internal façade. The roof is a hut with a tile roof and brick roof tiles.


Current state
Private property, used for storage of agricultural tools used for vegetable crops.

 

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