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Original scientific paper

Gates in 12th - 15th Century Burgs

Zorislav Horvat

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APA 6th Edition
Horvat, Z. (1998). Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća. Prostor, 6 (1-2(15-16)), 41-66. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Horvat, Zorislav. "Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća." Prostor, vol. 6, no. 1-2(15-16), 1998, pp. 41-66. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Horvat, Zorislav. "Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća." Prostor 6, no. 1-2(15-16) (1998): 41-66.
Horvat, Z. (1998). 'Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća', Prostor, 6(1-2(15-16)), pp. 41-66. Available at: (Accessed 25 July 2021)
Horvat Z. Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća. Prostor [Internet]. 1998 [cited 2021 July 25];6(1-2(15-16)):41-66. Available from:
Z. Horvat, "Ulazi u burgove 12 -15. stoljeća", Prostor, vol.6, no. 1-2(15-16), pp. 41-66, 1998. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 25 July 2021]

The most vulnerable part of a burg was its gate, and special attention was paid to it. The gate was placed on higher ground or fronted by a ditch and approached across a drawbridge. It was guarded from the walls or the keep, or had a special gatehouse. Chains or wooden levers were used to raise the drawbridge, and a hinged wooden door and portcullis closed the entrance. Very few gates have been preserved, and almost no drawbridges, doors and so on.

Croatia; medieval architecture; castles; gates; ortifications

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