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Historic Street Pavement of Trogir and its Surroundings

Jasna Dasović ; Konzervatorski odjel Ministarstva kulture u Trogiru

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The author presents different types of historic street pavement in Trogir and its neighboring municipalities. A short view of the past begins with the ancient pavement of the city's core, found in excavations, then moves onto the sett paving technique of medieval era which, with some alterations, survives well into the first half of the 20th century, when industrially shaped paving slabs are introduced. Stone pavement technique changes little throughout history, mostly in the thickness and size of stone blocks which are laid onto the bedding layer of coarse grit sand, with or without joint mortar. A few examples of surviving historic pavements are described and analyzed. Amongst these, a well documented and preserved paving executed in the courtyard of the Garagnin-Fanfogna Palace in Trogir by Ignacije Macanović in the 1760s is exemplary of the skill and artistry with which master masons solved the problem of drainage. Streets of the surrounding settlements of Trogir were generally not paved, but traces of historic pavements are found within enclosed open spaces of courtyards.


Trogir; pavement; sett; communal regulation

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