CESTICE: used the cemetery at Dolni Kralovice and also used the cemetery at Volyne before the first half of the 18th century


map and photos: "The small village lies about 6 km south-west of the town of Volyně on the Peklov stream. The original village was founded around the fortress of the family of Čestic in the first half of the 13th century. The first mention dates back to 1243. In 1908 the village was promoted to small town. The dominant feature of Čestice is the Church of St. John the Baptist. The originally Romanesque church was extended in the second half of the 13th century and the Gothic presbytery was added. The last reconstruction was in the 19th century. ... They were originally wooden chapels (1626) and later they were replaced with new chapels built of brick and the Classicism chapel was built. The Baroque chateau stands in the village. It originates from the second half of the 17th century and it was reconstructed at the end of the 18th century and in the first half of the 19th century. The Renaissance fountain in front of the chateau is from the 17th century. The Church of Elevation of Holly Cross from the 17th century can be found on the small hill above the village. Former hermitage is near the church. The remains of the former fortress are in the village Doubravice about 2 km north-east from Čestice." [February 2009]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 14:32