STONE PENITENTIAL

 

In the District of Dzierżoniów we can find a lot of different monuments. There are many stone crosses from middle Ages here. The crosses were put by criminals in the places where their crime was committed.

The crosses were made of stone and the criminal had to carve the tool (a knife, a a sward, an axe, a dagger) he used in the crime.

There were a lot of penitential crosses in our district, but unfortunately many of them were destroyed. Today we can find a dozen or so of them.

 

 

The map with penitential crosses in our district

Kamionki- penitential cross

Lost penitential cross from Dzierżoniów

Penitential cross in Niemcza

Penitential cross in Piawa Dolna from 1974- it was destroyed

Penitential cross in Piława Górna

Penitential cross in Piskorzów

Penitential crosses in Bielawa

Penitential crosses in Wilków Wielki

Tuszyn - one of the biggest penitential crosses in our region