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Šinkov Turn

Šinkov Turn
Šinkov Turn
Šinkov Turn
Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 46°9′45.71″N 14°31′40.86″E / 46.1626972°N 14.5280167°E / 46.1626972; 14.5280167Coordinates: 46°9′45.71″N 14°31′40.86″E / 46.1626972°N 14.5280167°E / 46.1626972; 14.5280167

Country Slovenia
Region Upper Carniola
Municipality Vodice
 • Total 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 347.9 m (1,141.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 112

Šinkov Turn (German: Schenkenthurn)[2] is a village in the Municipality of Vodice in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]


Šinkov Turn was attested in written sources in 1314 as von den Turen (and as bei den Turen in 1337, pei des Schenken turen in 1353, von Turren in 1355, and Schenkenturn in 1419). The village is named after a castle that was built in 1240, the ruins of which are still visible today. The name Turn is used for several castles in Slovenia. It is derived from the world turen 'tower', borrowed from Middle High German turn 'tower' (in turn from Latin turris 'tower, castle' from Greek τύρσις 'fortified settlement'). The epithet Šinkov is derived from an early owner, a Baron Šenk, and distinguished the castle from other castles named Turn.[4]


The 18th-century church on the edge of the settlement is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. A castle, after which the village gets it name, used to stand in the village. It was originally built in 1250 and survived as a building with a triangular floor plan and an arcaded courtyard until 1943, when it was burned down by the Partisans. After the end of the Second World War, it was demolished and the stones from it were used as building material elsewhere.[5]


External links

  • Šinkov Turn on Geopedia

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