Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Stone Cross In Krajková, Czech Republic

Stone Cross in Krajková (Gossengrün)

On the outskirts of the village Krajková in the Sokolov (Falkenau an der Eger) region, 350 m southwest of St. Peter & St. Paul’s Parish Church, on the road to Květná an interesting medieval monument is found – It is a stone monolith of a classical shape, i.e. with the head, foot and arms mutually interconnected with four stone ribs, each roughly by half thinner than the mentioned cross elements. Until 1989 the cross, conciliation or another reason of which has not yet been uniquely determined, stood on the edge of the ditch of the north-west side of the road Květná – Krajková, with its back leaned on the retaining wall of the brick Calvary. Nowadays the stone cross in Krajková is registered in the stone crosses catalogue of the Bohemian Northwest at the Karlovy Vary Museum (author Mr. Stanislav Wieser) and in extensive registration of stone crosses and cross stones in Bohemia that is a collective work of Společnost pro výzkum kamenných křížů (Society for Research of Stone Crosses) at the Town Museum in Aš (Asch), where it is stored and continuously supplemented with new findings.