Glockenturm / Belltower

Glockenturm / Belltower (tmp-1501b)

Location: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg 73525 Stuttgart
Country: Germany

N 48° 47.954', E 9° 47.804'

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Die Erbauungszeit des erst 1578/79 urkundlich als „Glockhauß" erwähnten Gebäudes fällt wohl in die Jahre 1227/28. Zwei Deckenbalken im Erdgeschoss datieren schon auf 1143 bzw. 1154. Der 35,5 Meter hohe Turm mit seinem Pyramidendach ist voll-ständig unterkellert und diente zunächst als romanischer Wohn-turm eines begüterten Gmünder Bürgers in der Stauferzeit, nicht als Wehrturm. Nach dem Einsturz der beiden Türme am heutigen Heiligkreuz-Münster in der Karfreitagsnacht des 25. März 1497 wurde das Gebäude in den Jahren 1502 bis 1505 zum eigentlichen Glockenturm ausgebaut. Alle vier Glocken -Liebfrauenglocke, ältere und jüngere Evangelistenglocke sowie Marien- glocke- stammen noch aus den eingestürzten Münstertürmen.

[English translation:]
With the first documented mention as the "Bellhouse" in 1578-79, the construction of this building probably dates back to 1227-28, although two ceiling beams on the ground floor date from 1143 and 1154. The 35.5-meter-high tower with its pyramid roof has a full-fledged basement, and served as a Romanesque residential tower of a wealthy Gmünder citizen in the Staufer era, not as a defensive tower. After the collapse of the two towers at today's Heiligkreuz-Münster (literally Holy Cross Cathedral, which is just across the plaza) on the night of March 25,
1497 (Holy Friday), the building was converted into a bell tower between 1502 and 1505. The four bells, the "Our Lady's" bell, the older and the younger Evangelist bells, as well as the bell of the Virgin Mary, came from the collapsed cathedral towers.
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HM Numbertmp-1501b
Placed ByBurgerstiftung Schwäbisch Gmünd
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)32U E 558508 N 5405443
Decimal Degrees48.79923333, 9.79673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 47.954', E 9° 47.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 47' 57.2400" N, 9° 47' 48.2400" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Glockgäßle, Schwäbisch Gmünd Baden-Württemberg 73525, DE
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