Saturday, 29 June 2019

Jankowice

Jankowice (called Rudzkie to distinguish from Jankowice near Rybnik) is a small village located by the road from Rudy to Racibórz, surrounded by forests. The oldest surviving document mentioning Jankowice is the document of the bishop of Wrocław, Tomasz I, from 1264. People who dealt with forest care, collecting coniferous seeds and growing forest areas were settled here.

Jankowice

According to legend, the knight Janik is the founder of the village. He was an affectionate friend of the Prince of Racibórz, who offered him a piece of land for his faithful service. To commemorate this legend, a knight figurine was carved out of linden wood in 2009. 

Jankowice -The knight Janik
Jankowice - The knight Janik
Jankowice -The knight Janik

Chapel of St. Isidore the Laborer, according to oral tradition, was built in 1902 in neo-Gothic style.

Jankowice - Chapel of St. Isidore the Laborer
Jankowice - Chapel of St. Isidore the Laborer

Bell of St. Florian is in the Chapel of St. Isidore the Laborer, although it is older by about 171 years. The bell was cast in Opava in 1731. According to the oral tradition, before the bell was placed in the chapel, it was placed in the court chapel. His voice warned people against fire and all kinds of misfortunes.

Jankowice - Bell of St. Florian
Jankowice - Chapel of St. Isidore the Laborer

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