The Belfry of Pankasz

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Having become the symbol of Őrség, the skirted belfry of Pankasz has been standing on top of the settlement’s highest hillock since 1755. Among these typical structures of folk architecture in the region, the one at Pankasz is the oldest and the most impressive. It is an interesting feature of this structure built mostly from oak timber that the structural elements of the central upright part and the tent-like roof have retained their good condition, and that other elements that have given way to decay with the passage of time could be replaced with new ones without taking the whole structure apart.