A tower house is a particular type of stone structure, built for defensive purposes as well as habitation.
|Ancient Kingdom of Saba
|On top of the tell are the remains of a cluster of traditional Yemeni tower houses (AB ev)
|Benedictine Convent of St. John
|the oldest towerhouse in the Alps (from the 10th century)
|Berat and Gjirokastra
|Typical houses consist of a tall stone block structure which can be up to five stories high (kule at Gjirokastra)
|"Jeddah’s Roshan tower houses are an outstanding example of a typology of buildings unique within the Arab and Moslem world." (Crit iv)
|Takienta tower houses
|Square Tower House
|Ca. 40 patrician houses
|Hrelyo's Tower, built in 1334-5 by protosebastos Hrelja in the courtyard of the Rila Monastery, is a pre-Ottoman example of an autonomous tower that served residential as well as defensive purposes (wiki)
|"In addition to the walls, the property includes many other important original elements such as (...) the residences including palaces and towerhouses." (Official description)
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