Ivančice, Brno-Country distr., Southern Moravia Region
Protestant church (The Unity of Brethren)
The complex composed of a former Czech Brethren Church and a well is situated in the south part of the town of Ivančice outside the historical city walls. The Unity of the Czech Brethren was founded after 1536; in 1562, in connection with the arrival of Jan Blahoslav, a Brethren press was founded. Despite its rich history (including the erection of a secondary school opposite to the church), the community disappeared in 1623. Archaeological excavations were conducted from 1980 and revealed the foundations of the presbytery with five pillars in the corners, the southern nave wall and a stone well of a dry construction containing a number of valuable finds. To date, a tower-like building and a free-standing building with a Renaissance vault on a central pillar on the ground floor have been preserved.
References: Vaněk 1984; Šebela – Vaněk 1982, 1985; Samek 1994; Holub – Merta 2003.
Navigation point: N 49°05‘59.50“, E 16°22‘36.70“ (prebysterium).
Map notes: 1 – tower-like building; 2 – building; 3 – east part of the wall; A – presbytery; B – southern nave wall; C – filled well; D – vestibule; E – area of the former nave. 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.Šebela, L. – Vaněk, J. 1982: Předběžná zpráva o záchranném archeologickém výzkumu v areálu bývalého bratrského sboru v Ivančicích, Vlastivědný věstník moravský XXXIV, 201–206.pdfVaněk, J. 1984: Výzkum bratrského sboru v Ivančicích, Přehled výzkumů 1982, 72.pdf