Jedomělice, Kladno dist., Central Bohemian Region

Medieval fortified manor and the deserted Medieval village ‘Ostrov’

(14th–16th cent.)

Fortified manor divided from the homestead by a ditch.

Fortified manor divided from the homestead by a ditch.

Photo Z. Kačerová, 2013.

Deserted medieval settlement complex of ‘Ostrov’ existed from the 14th to the end of the 15th century. It consists of a fortified manor with a bailey and an adjoining village, well illustrating how medieval society functioned. The village is composed of five homesteads alongside the road; the tower-type fortified manor of the village owner stood on an elevated promontory, with a bailey (manorial farm) next to it.

References: Smetánka a kol. 1979; Vytlačil 2006.

Navigation points: N 50°13'12.02", E 13°55'48.88".

Map notes: A – fortified manor; B – bailey; C – village; D – a farm structure, probably a granary; E – ditch between the fortified manor and its bailey; F – original path; G – remains of a building of an unknown function; H – medieval mining pits; K – Early Modern mining pit; 1–5 – village homestead plots. 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.

Smetánka, Z. a kol. 1979: Smetánka, Z. – Klápště, J. – Richterová, J.: Geodeticko‐topografický průzkum zaniklé středověké vsi Ostrov (k. o. Jedomělice), Archeologické rozhledy 31/4, 420–430.