Pskov city. Dovmont Town. Prince Dovmont Timophey.
Dovmont's Town lies adjacent to the Krom's southern wall.
The name "Dovmont's Town is derived from Prince Dovmont, who is regarded as the creator of the second ring of fortifications. Today remained only Basements of ancient churches.
Prince Dovmont Timophey came from Lithuania but he was baptized and accepted as the Prince of Pskov. He ruled Pskov for 33 years: 1266 - 1299.
On this small territory were built approximately twenty churches with chapels and belfries, few civil building at different times.
Excavations have brought to light ancient stone cannonballs, arrow tips, Slavic and Baltic jewelry, and birch bark deeds (ancient letters).
On the photos below is Dovmont Town.
In year 1701, Tsar Peter I ordered the reconstruction of the Pskov fortress within the shortest time, it was out - of date and didn't meet modern requirements for the new war. Many churches were hidden beneath embankment of bastions and batteries.
There were three churches - the Church of the Intercession, the Church of the Nativity of Christ, and the Church of the Holy Ghost - standing by the wall of Dovmont's Town facing the Pskova River (i.e., the eastern part) in the 14 Th. century. During the Northern War, Peter the Great ordered that the tops of churches were then shored up with earth and turned into batteries.
There were two gates. To
the right were the main gates - the Holy gates, the main entrance to the Krom.
To the left were the "Smerdy" gates for the common people.
There were two bridges across the moat: the Great Bridge, leading to the main gates, and the Smerdy Bridge, leading to the gates of the same name. The Krom's accessible wall - the Pershi - could now be seen in all its might. However, for safety's sake the Greblya moat was again filled up with earth, and only a shallow ditch left to show its location.