Mišji Dol (until 1972)
|• Total||3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||574.5 m (1,884.8 ft)|
Jurklošter (pronounced [ˈjuːɾklɔʃtəɾ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Laško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Savinja Statistical Region.
The settlement was first attested around 1145 as Geyrowe (later forms: de Giurio, Gyriov, Geyrach), all referring to the Slovenian prefix Jur- '(Saint) George'. The suffix -klošter means 'monastery' and the name Jurklošter therefore refers to a religious edifice dedicated to Saint George. The pre-1972 name of the settlement, Mišji Dol, also refers to a monastery because it literally means 'monks' valley' (mišji < meniški 'monk') (but cf. Mišji Dol in the Municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji, literally 'mouse valley').
The name of the settlement was changed from Mišji Dol to Jurklošter in 1972.
It was the site of a large charterhouse (Carthusian monastery), of which the parish church, a later mansion and a defence tower remain. The monastery was founded in the 12th century. The church is dedicated to Saint Maurice and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Laško municipal site
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- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 206
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