Drahoňův Újezd, Rokycany dist., Plzeň Region
Deserted Medieval and Early Modern village ‘Rovný‘
One of the best preserved settlement units of the Late Medieval and the Early Modern Periods in Bohemia. The deserted village of ‘Rovný‘ is composed of eight homesteads, a fortified manor and 1-2 mills, including a cascade of four ponds related to the defence of the manor. The village was founded around the mid 14th century and was abandoned during the Hussite Wars; after being rebuilt in the 16th century, the village met its definitive end during the Thirty Years’ War. Both parts of the village – the Late Medieval and the Early Modern – are clearly distinguishable in the field.
References: Anderle – Švábek 1992; Novák – Vařeka 2012; Vařeka 2014.
Navigation points: N 49°50'48.49", E 13° 42'58.77".
Map notes: A – remains of medieval homesteads; B – remains of Early Modern homesteads; C – mill(s); D – fortified manor; E – manorial farm; F – pits resulting from later mining activities; G – modern charcoal production platform; H – remnants of ore roasting furnace?; I – ditch and bank demarcating Early Modern meadows; J – hollow ways; K – field systems; L – quarry; M – pond bank; N – millrace. 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.Archeologický atlas Čech – Drahoňův ÚjezdNovák, D. – Vařeka, P. 2012: Tvrze na Rokycansku, Archaeologia historica 37/2, 445–459.Vařeka, P. 2014: Zaniklá středověká a raně novověká ves Rovný na Zbirožsku (okr. Rokycany), Archeologie v západních Čechách 7, 131–142.