Líšná u Zbiroha, Rokycany dist., Plzeň Region

Medieval castle ‘Řebřík’

(13th–16th cent.)

Castle, taken from south-east.

Castle, taken from south-east.

Photo Z. Kačerová, 2014.

‘Řebřík’ Castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century and began to decline as early as at the end of the 15th century. As a whole, the settlement complex consisted of castle with a three-compartment palace and two courtyards. A manorial farm and a village, both situated nearby, formed the economic (farming) hinterland of the castle. It also included a pit quarry and a fish pond. The still standing Church of Sts Peter and Paul dates to around the mid 14th century.

References: Durdík 1977; Durdík – Frolík 1982; Sedláček 1995; Hnízdilová 2006; Durdík – Sušický 2005.

Navigation points: N 49°53'30.22", E 13°47'03.78".

Map notes: A – castle; B – second courtyard; C – first courtyard; D – Early Modern bell tower; E – remains of a lighter structure; F – relief edge; G – palace; H – relief edge, remains of rampart or gate; I – well; J – remains of a deserted village; K – deserted manorial farm; L – fish pond; M – pit quarry; N – hollow ways; O – isolated sunken features; P – Church of Sts Peter and Paul; Q – ditch; R – settlement feature of unknown function. Map symbols are available in the Downloads section.