Pelourinho de Atouguia da Baleia - Portugal
Posted by: manchanegra
N 39° 20.351 W 009° 19.535
29S E 471942 N 4354467
Quick Description: Pillory in Atouguia da Baleia
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 7/31/2011 4:09:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMC6F4
The Atouguia da Baleia Pillory is a gothic style pillory made around 1510 with a base of 4 steps (only 3 are visible), column, a chapiter decorated with the coat of arms of the Counts of Atouguia (removed after the Tavora Process - an attempted assasination of the King where the Counts of Atouguia were allegedly involved) and a decorated cone.
The pillory is in it´s original position, the central square of the old village, surrounded b y the São Leonardo Church, the former city hall and what´s left of the Atouguia Castle. In Portugal, pillorys were always located in the center of the villages because this was the place where all the people get togeter. It was a way to show the punishment to all and set an exemple.
This pillory is classified as a Public Interest Building since 1933
Text from wikipedia
Designação (Name): Pelourinho de Atouguia da Baleia
Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como IIP - Imóvel de Interesse Público
Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Civil / Pelourinho
Concelho (City): Peniche
Página do Património na base de dados do IGESPAR (Page of the Heritage at the IGESPAR database): [Web Link]
Wikipedia: [Web Link]
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