BAŠĆANSKA DRAGA

SV. JURAJ - the settlement on the island of Krk, a part of the settlement Bašćanska Draga. The original autonomous settlement having the same locality and name can be presumed here. The founding of the settlement is connected with the 13th c. and the legend of "king Zabel".

It is a condensed core of living quarters made of stone, roofs having two eaves which are covered with half-round tiles, and with the interior organization of space: cellar-kitchen-attic. The outhouses are concentrated near the settlement. These outhouses form the part of the protected area, and it consists of circular, semi-circular and rectangular structures made in dry-wall technique and covered with vegetal building material - "mošune".

Etnozone Sv. Juraj - it comprises a wider area around the locality where the structures are situated - the stamping mill for clothes and the flour mill. It consists of a natural rocky area and a space encircled in the dry-wall, so that with the historical, rural core, Sv. Juraj makes a spatial and thematic unit, with which it is possible to represent an organization of mainly cattle-raising area, which was used in this way and formed from the 15th c. and earlier.

Stamping mill and flour mill - they represent the last localities of rural cottage industry preserved in the area of Bašćanska Draga. The facilities consist of two structures in which are situated: a mechanism for bringing water - a stone basin with a wooden dam, the device, the facilities - three wooden wheels, a device for beating - grinding, and the device for carrying the mallets and placing clothes. The whole movable and immovable inventory in both buildings is mainly made of wood.

According to the construction of the device as well as the building material, both facilities testify about the typical structures of this kind in Hrvatsko Primorje.

BATOMALJ

BATOMALJ - a small village core, situated in the depression of Baška, at the foot of the mountain, on top of one of the hills. The primary core of the settlement is formed of a complex of condensed houses, with narrow streets with small central areas. Here is situated a small Chapel of St. Nicholas dating from 1676.

The houses are wooden, mostly two or three storey houses, with a small ground-plan surface, roofs having two eaves and covered with half-round tiles. The outhouses, mostly built in dry-wall technique, are situated outside the settlement.

The settlement is a typological representative of the settlements of the depression of Baška, with a condensed structure, what implies their defensive function, with freely built hamlets around the core. The location of the outhouses, outside the core, indicates about the type of organized settlements which were founded during more intensive historical events on the island, perhaps from the time when the Croats came to the island.

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