Tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri (Gjilan)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 01.10.2014

History

In the village Haxhaj, 17 km south of Gjilan, is located a two-floor tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri. This construction was carried out in the eighth decade of the 19th century, respectively in 1880. The tower has two floors, where each environment has had certain function of residence. It has a rectangular plan. On the ground floor there is the guest chamber and other associated residential rooms and storage of food and animal. On the first floor there is a large separation – divanhanja, which has served for gatherings during the day, but there is no exit outside from the external wall. This can also be called a lobby. Construction was carried out by hewn and semi-hewn stones, with rural construction technique. The walls were plastered with clay. Wooden beams, placed at about every 1 meter height, create a horizontal stiff of wall structure. The tower has a four-sided roof, covered with traditional clay tiles. In the frontal appearance of the roof are two dairy serving for roof lighting. Facades are linear, where the only dynamic is created by window openings placed in rhythmic order. Characteristic of this tower are windows, which from outward have an arch shape in the upper part, worked with stone frame, while on the inside have a rectangular shape. In the interior the original elements have been preserved, such as chimneys and wood columns with capitol. Tower maintains a high level of authenticity, but it is in a quite damaged condition and needs restorative intervention. It presents a characteristic example of rustic residential architecture at the end of the 19th century.

References

Unique number: 000346

Name: Tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjilan

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjilan

City/Village: Haxhaj

Locality: Haxhaj -(Gjilan)

Postal Code: 60520

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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