Was then wrecked, plundered and left roofless, all goods were pillaged, all cattle destroyed.
Many of the houses are roofless and untenanted; for, after five centuries of prosperity under Venetian or Hungarian rule, an outbreak of plague in 1456 swept away the majority of the townsfolk, and ruined the survivors.
The "auld haunted kirk," though roofless, is otherwise in a fair state of preservation, despite relic-hunters who have removed all the woodwork.
The nave, restored in 1892, is used as the parish church, but the choir and transepts are roofless, though otherwise kept in repair.
The officers, as usual, lived in twos and threes in the roofless, half- ruined houses.