Drnek, Kladno dist., Central Bohemian Region

Deserted Medieval village ‘Svídna’

(14th–15th cent.)

The so-called turbulent terrain in western part of the deserted village.

The so-called turbulent terrain in western part of the deserted village.

Photo Z. Kačerová, 2014.

Deserted medieval village of ‘Svídna’ dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. Thanks to its well-preserved relics, ‘Svídna’ became a model site for the study of medieval villages in Bohemia. The village was composed of fourteen homesteads, including three-compartment houses made completely of stone, farm buildings, gardens and connected fields. The entire village was investigated using non-destructive archaeological methods, and three homesteads were also excavated in the 1960s and 1970s.

References: Smetánka 1988; Pešta 2000.

Navigation points: N 50°12'06.28", E 13°57'05.67" (west).

Map notes: 1–14 – plots of the original homesteads. 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.

Pešta, J. 2000: Několik poznámek ke studiu půdorysné struktury venkovských sídel na území Čech, Průzkumy památek 7/2, 153–168.