Chloumek u Mladé Boleslavi, Mladá Boleslav dist., Central Bohemian Region

Early Medieval hillfort

(8th–10th cent.)

Frontal bank of the hillfort.

Frontal bank of the hillfort.

Photo J. Marounek, 2007.

An Early Medieval hillfort in a dominant landscape location, enclosed by an extraordinarily massive fortification surviving today in the form of a bank and ditch. The ‘Švédské šance’ (‘Swedish Fort’) hillfort was built in the 8th century and was probably abandoned in the first half of the 10th century due to the spread of Přemyslid power from central Bohemia to other parts of the country.

References: Píč 1908; Čtverák a kol. 2003.

Navigation points: N 50°23'22.53", E 14°55'46.58".

Map notes: A – bank; B – ditch; C – terrace edge indicating original wall; D – bailey?; E – bank; F – hollow way; G – elevated surface with a concentration of archaeological finds, possible centre of the hillfort. Map symbols are available in the Downloads section.

Selected fulltext articles and reports for further reading. Complete bibliographical records are available in the Downloads section as the List of publications.

Píč, J. L. 1908: Z výzkumu našich hradišť, Památky archeologické, 520‐533.