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Region Trutnov


1. St. Antonius’s Monument

It is a small work without any inscriptions, originally plastered. It stands by the road no. II/300, in the direction from Žacléř to Trutnov, in a slight bend before you climb over the ridge above Babí, about 200 meters to the right. The sandstone roof nor the picture of St. Anthony in the shallow niche have been preserved. According to the entry in the Babí chronicle the monument was built at the expenses of the Fiedler family living in Babí no. 72 in 1870.


10. Cross with St. Anthony and St. Anne

The base has an arc and a chamfer on its top. On the front side of the shaft is a circular niche with reliefs of St. Anne and St. Anthony of Padua on clouds. The Virgin Mary’s mother is represented in the role of a teacher, with an open book in her left hand and with her right one embracing a small girl – Virgin Mary. A head with a roof is attached to the shaft and it is decorated with Roman arches and a symbol of the Trinity above them. At the same time they form the foot of a slim cross with two angels’ heads. The original cross with a statue of Christ made of stone has not been preserved; the present version comes from the renovation in 2015. The inscriptions (in translation) say: Death and world must succumb; the cross will triumph over them. Glory and blessing flourish to all who kneel before it in faith. It was built by Anton and Anna Altmann in 1877.


100. Cross torso

By the asphalt access road into the former village mentioned already in 1260 a sandstone base has stood here since its repair in 2017. We can read the following text (in translation) on it: Built on order of Franz Fleischer MDCCCLVI [1856]. At that time the donator lived in the house no. 40 and similarly to other major farmers he cultivated lands from Debrné creek to the border of the cadastre with Zlatá Olešnice. The base was originally a part of the plinth under the cast iron cross and used to stand in the middle of the village in a place which is not accessible anymore.


101. Cross with Virgin Mary

During the renovation in summer 2017 the cross with a relief of Virgin Mary was moved to its present location from a land locked by fork roads where there was a risk of its collapse. At the same time stolen staircase was renovated. The former renovation was carried out in 1996 at the expense of the German native Gottfried Franz who is a relative of the donators of 1890. During that renovation new cross was added however the Christ’s statue is missing. The inscriptions (in translation) say: Praise to Jesus Christ. Built on order of Karl and Mariana Demuth in 1890. F. Špatenka, Trutnov.


102. Station of the way of the cross

There are just 3 known ways of the cross on the town territory two of which were already described above. The third one used to lead along the access road from Voletiny through the lower part of the village, then up the slope aside the housing area between Debrné and Zlatá Olešnice, to the top of the hill which is now called Hon – Kreuzweg in the 19th century. The station is dated MDCCCXXXVII [1837] and consists of a slim stone column with a head in form of a chapel where, in the niches, sheet metal-painted pictures were situated. The top of the monument is decorated by a forged cross.


103. Cast iron cross with picture

As it appears from old maps, this cross used to stand at the crossroads that disappeared with the demise of the village, so that it is now situated in the middle of fenced pastures. It consists of two stone blocks of graded size as a base and a slim pyramidal shaft with decorative cornice to which a cast iron cross with Christ is attached at the top. The cross is complemented with a sheet metal halo. Traces of attached religious pictures painted on sheet metal can be seen in the front and back side of the shaft. The inscriptions on sides that were hardly legible before the renovation were most probably inspired by the contemporary prayer book; the text in front informs about the origin of the monument (in translation): Christian, do not idly walk by this cross for he is your Savior and Redeemer! AZCZO [?] Look at your Savior! If your heart is defiant to forgiving your enemies, then remember what He did. If it is difficult for you to fulfill your duties according to the will of God, remember: Jesus says to you: Take your cross and follow me! Dedicated by Johan Fleischer, farmer of Debrné no. 31 in the year of the Lord 1840.


104. Winkler’s cross

The wayside cross, currently without any inscriptions, stands close to the border with Poland. It is carved out from one piece of sandstone and its base is made of a large slab of stone. Both the shaft and the head are profiled; the only decoration is the stylized bloom on the front side. An inscription plate or a picture of a saint is missing in the niche. The cast iron cross with Christ comes from the renovation in 2017. The cross name probably relates to former land owners. Members of the large Winkler family lived and have been living in Bernartice from where they expanded by marriage also to Debrné..


105. Cross in front of the chapel

Next to the chapel of St. John the Baptist, in the former village, a cross used to stand as testified by photos of 1970s. Its shaft with side surfaces decorated in chessboard style and with a relief of Virgin Mary in the shallow niche was bedded on the base. The high head with a symbol of God’s eye used to bear a cast iron cross with Christ. After the demolition of the chapel the monument was rescued from the ruins by a former village resident. The inscriptions (in translation) say: To God [give] all honor! And the year 1855; at the back: Built on order of Karl Fleischer and his wife living in the house no. 75, in 1855; on the base: G.B. V. Andreas Staude. The letters “S” and “T” in the stonecutter’s surname are written over one another in the same way as on the border stones of the Trutnov town and the letters „d“ are several times mixed up for „b“ and vice versa – see no. 45 in Střítež. Both parts of the monument were taken over by the Municipality in 2017 and used for its renovation at its original location. The cast iron cross is not original. During the renovation the black written year of 1909 and the J. W. initials were discovered which related to the former renovation.


106. Statue of Virgin Mary of the Rosary

The statue is situated opposite the house no. 51. It stands on a graded plinth with a wide base. The sides in the bottom part are decorated with supports with volute ornament and thus the size difference compared to the base is aligned. The middle part of the plinth ends with a cornice on its top which optically serves as a roof. The base is low, created by three grades. The monument is surrounded with a small forged fence with a gate. The whole monument stands on a hillside on a large concrete base which evens up the height difference of the terrain towards the road. The base is not quite tasteful and its concrete surface is inconsiderate to the monument character; it probably comes from the post-war period. The statue of Virgin Mary is depicted in the spirit of the Lourdes revelation with a rosary in her hand. The size of the statue is almost realistic. The inscriptions (in translation) say: Gifts of heaven she has given, Noble Lady! to our race; She, the Queen, who decks her subjects With the light of God’s own grace. Commending, bear To Christ my prayer, Thy Son beloved so purely; that, from the world in shipwreck whirled, I reach the shore securely. Dedicated by Johann and Johanna Schmidt in 1892. Author: J. Kühn, Pecka.


107. Calvary

It stands below the farmhouse no. 5 between two thuyas and it consists of a sandstone node of rock on which a high slim cross with Christ’s sculpture rises up. In its bottom there is a biblical event depicted in the form of a sandstone sculpture showing devastated Mary. She reaches her hands towards her dead son and breaks down in sorrow. St. John kneeling next to the cross comforts her. The metal fence is a quality craftwork. The inscriptions (in translation) say: It is finished! Built on order of Alois and Bertha Weber in 1914. Author: J. Zeipelt, Trutnov.


108. Cross with St. Theresa

It stands on a hillside left from the house no. 25. It consists of a stone base, shaft, head with cornice and cast iron cross with Christ. Although it was erected in the first half of the 19th century its author was inspired by the Baroque period and used Rococo design. On the front side in a shallow niche there is a relief of St. Theresa. The inscriptions (in translation) say: Come to me, all you that labour and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Matthew – Ch. 11 V. 28. Built on order of Anton and Theresia Grossman in 1852.


109. Marian cross

Since its repair in 2017 the cross has stood on the right side in front of the small bridge where it was moved from the opposite hillside. It consists of a simple base, plain shaft, head and the cast iron cross itself with its beams ending with clover design to which cast iron Christ with his head bowed to the right shoulder is attached. In the bottom part one can see Virgin Mary with her hands crossed in a long draped coat. The inscription plate in the front is unfortunately missing, thus the date of its erection can be only estimated to the second quarter of the 19th century.

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