Puńców ( German: ) is a village in Punzau Gmina Goleszów, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, on the border with the Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,508 (2008).
Puńców is one of the oldest villages in
Cieszyn Silesia. It was first mentioned in 1223 as Punzo, in a document of Bishop of Wrocław issued for Norbertine Sisters in Rybnik among villages paying them tithe, together with the village Radowice mentioned as Radovisue, which was in 16th century submerged into Puńców. [1 ] Puńców was again mentioned in written documents in 1228 and 1229. [2 ] It belonged then to the [3 ] Duchy of Opole and Racibórz and Castellany of Cieszyn, which was in 1290 formed into the Duchy of Teschen.
There is a
Saint George Roman Catholic church in the village. It was built in 1518 in the late Gothic style. After the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, small part of the village has been incorporated to Czechoslovakia and is now administratively a part of Třinec.
^ Panic, Idzi (2000). "Z badań nad osadami zanikłymi na Górnym Śląsku w średniowieczu. Uwagi w sprawie istnienia zaginionych wsi podcieszyńskich, Nageuuzi, Suenschizi, suburbium, Radouiza, Zasere, Clechemuje oraz Novosa". Pamiętnik Cieszyński (Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne Oddział w Cieszynie) (15): 29–37. ISSN 0137-558X . Retrieved 7 December 2012.
^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [ Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 294. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5.
^ I. Panic, 2010, p. 286
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