Grič pri Klevevžu

The village has 226m of altitude and extends over Homski hill (380m) surface over Radulja bend. Beyond Radulja there are two hamlets called Slape and Kačja Rid. There are ruins of Klevevž castle between them. The agricultural cooperative has an orchard near there. In the walls below the castle there are two caves, the upper and lower Klevevž cave (Zgornja and Spodnja Klevevška jama) from which the thermal water (16 to 20°C) flows in. They discovered a prehistoric pottery in Ajdovska cave in Kostanovlje. There are two mounds from the Iron Age not far away from the cave. The mounds are also in the forest north of the castle. The castle was first mentioned in 1267. It was built by the Freising bishops. In the end of the 15th century it was even taken over by Matthias Corvinus.

 

At the end of the 17th century he became the owner of the convent in Stična and soon sold it to the convent in Kostanjevica. Later the state took over its managing, with the lottery it came into possession of a French family Jombard and later under Ulms by marriage. In the 19th century it was renovated entirely for the last time and got a neo-Roman image. The castle was burnt down during the World War II. Nowadays only its location and remains of the park are preserved in the area of the cooperative estate. Mary's church in Slape hamlet was built by G. Moscon in the beginning of the 17th century in order to express gratitude for victory against the Turkish invasion. The church bell was preserved from the older building which M. Zadnikar placed in the group of churches with eastern ductile bells which are spread mostly over Koroška, whereas in the Dolenjska region they can be found in the area of Šmarjeta due to the Freising estate. The Baroque altar equipment is from the 17th and 18th century and the altar of St. Floran from the 19th century. The chancel has Baroque organs (positive) of J.J. Eisle from the middle of the 18th century. The presbytery has a painting called Mary's visitation from the 17th century which was attributed to the workshop of the painter Charles Le Brun. In the stony pavement of the nave there is a burial plaque of J. Moscon.

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