Tour du Treuil
Location: Allevard, in the Isère departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 13th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
Notes: The Tour du Treuil which is the old castle keep of Ferrier, are the remains of an ancient castle of the thirteenth century that stands in the town of Allevard in the Isère department in Auvergne region Rhône-Alpes. In 1282, an act of sharing between Felix and Marc Crouy ends with "actum in turre trollii" rating. The tower falls in stronghold of Castle Built of Arvillard. It is the possession of Crouy-Chanel family. John II of Viennois, in 13162, the enfeoffs half to "noble Pierre Barral" 2 of AllevardNote tale the sum of 800 pounds and an annual rent of 5 sols. The tower, old keep, the square is 25 m high and 12.50 m square and thick walls at the base of 2 m. Originally only the upper floor was fitted windows. It was reached at different levels by a staircase in the thickness of the walls, lit by loopholes. One can still see the crows remains of latrines corbelled. Dendrochronological study in 1994, has to date the slaughter of wood constituting the frames and ceilings of the 1375 years.
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