The castle was founded during the 12th century. Between the 14th and 15th centuries, the first cottages appeared below the castle and the hamlet became known as Budy. Nearby hamlet Čamrdoves grew up, and during the 17th and 18th centuries they became one village. In 1886 the hamlets Budy, Amalín, Čamrdoves, and Častonice created one single administrative unit, the village of Křivoklát. A post-office was opened in 1851 under the German name PÜRGLITZ. Until 1918, the village was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the RAKONITZ - RAKOVNIK district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.
Austrian KK stamp bilingual cancelled PÜRGLITZ-KŘIVOKLÁT in 1894