Znak Chrudimi na Radnici / Chrudim CoA on Town Hall - Chrudim (East Bohemia)
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Quick Description: Depicted stone CoA of town Chrudim decorates entrance portal of the New Town Hall (Nová Radnice) located in main town public space - Resselovo námestí (Ressel Square).
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/17/2020 3:41:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM12FQZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

Depicted stone CoA of town Chrudim decorates entrance portal of the New Town Hall (Nová Radnice) located in main town public space - Resselovo námestí (Ressel Square).

The coat of arms of Chrudim is formed on a silver shield with a black eagle looking to the left (from the observer's point of view) with red armor and tongue. The first use of the city coat of arms dates back to 1830. At this time, various variants of the city coat of arms appeared and were officially used (some of them have letters CH in a small silver shield on the eagle' chest).

Nová radnice (New Town Hall), seat of the Chrudim Municipal Office, is located in main town public space - Resselovo námestí (Ressel Square). The building of the New Town Hall originally consisted of two burgher houses, the unified facade of which dates from 1883, when both houses acquired their current appearance. This building design was work of the Chrudim builders Josef and František Stanek. The Gothic core of both building is medieval, probably from the 15th century, later were rebuilt subsequently in Renasissance and Baroque style. The current facade is neo-Baroque, with beautiful stone entrance portal decorated by town's coat of arms and with carved wooden doors. The New Town Hall was reconstructed in 2017.


Chrudim, a district town in Eastern Bohemia, is the second largest town in the Pardubice Region of the Czechia. Chrudim lies 110 km east of Prague and about 11 km south of Pardubice. Approximately 23,000 inhabitants live here. It forms a conurbation with Slatinany and is part of a larger Hradec-Pardubice agglomeration. For centuries, Chrudim used to be the center of the Chrudim region, which roughly corresponds to today's Pardubice region. It was not until the 19th century that it was surpassed in size and importance by Pardubice, which benefited from a more transport-friendly location on the Elbe and the main railway. The center of Chrudim has a preserved medieval structure with significant buildings with old city walls and was declared a City monument zone in 1990.

The first documents on the settlement of the city are documented by archaeological materials from the turn of 5-4. Millennium BC In the years 995 to 1055, the first Premyslid fort was built. Bretislav I died here in 1055 during his military campaign, Kosma's record of this event is the first reliable mention of Chrudim. From the existing fortified settlement in 1263 by the colonization efforts of Premysl Otakar II. a real medieval town was created. [wiki]

Bearer of Coat of Arms: Town

Full name of the bearer: Chrudim

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
Decorates entrance portal of the New Town Hall (Nová Radnice) located in main town public space - Resselovo námestí (Ressel Square).


Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
CZ: na stříbrném štítě černá orlice hledící doleva (z hlediska pozorovatele) s červenou zbrojí a jazykem. / ENG: Silver shield with a black eagle looking to the left (from the observer's point of view) with red armor and tongue.


Address:
Městský úřad Chrudim, Resselovo náměstí 77, 537 16 Chrudim, Czechia


Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): Not listed

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