Grodziec, Silesian Voivodeship

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Church of Saint Bartholomew
Church of Saint Bartholomew
Coat of arms of Grodziec
Coat of arms
Grodziec is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°48′1.26″N 18°52′4.16″E / 49.8003500°N 18.8678222°E / 49.8003500; 18.8678222
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko
Gmina Jasienica
First mentioned 1305
 • Mayor Leszek Konderla
Area 9.75 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Population (2009) 1,163
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car plates SBI

Grodziec [ˈɡrɔd͡ʑet͡s] is a village in Gmina Jasienica, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 1,163 (2009). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as Grodische villa Snessonis.[1] It belonged then to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290. However it was written in an atypical form and suggests that a village was older. There should be another village named similarly, and even older from Snesson's village. Because Grodische villa Snessonis was listed among villages located between Skoczów and Czechowice it is undoubtly linked to nowadays Grodziec, whereas the other Grodische, not mentioned in Liber fundationis... is associated with Grodziszcz, in Czech Hradiště, now part of Těrlicko in the Czech Republic.[2] The name of the villages suggests that there existed a fortificated wooden gord.[3] It was later rebuilt to a manor house, and to a château in 1542-1580.

There is an also Saint Bartholomew Church in the village.


  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. pp. 297–299. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  2. ^ I. Panic, 2010, s. 291
  3. ^ J. Polak, 2011, s. 6


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