Sveta Ana pri Ložu

Sveta Ana pri Ložu (pronounced [ˈsʋeːta ˈaːna pɾi ˈloːʒu]; German: Sankt Anna[2]) is a village east of Podlož in the Municipality of Loška Dolina in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

Sveta Ana pri Ložu
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Sveta Ana pri Ložu is located in Slovenia
Sveta Ana pri Ložu
Sveta Ana pri Ložu
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°44′13.52″N 14°27′7.02″E / 45.7370889°N 14.4519500°E / 45.7370889; 14.4519500Coordinates: 45°44′13.52″N 14°27′7.02″E / 45.7370889°N 14.4519500°E / 45.7370889; 14.4519500
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityLoška Dolina
Elevation
722 m (2,369 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total8
[1]

HistoryEdit

A prehistoric cemetery was discovered in Sveta Ana pri Ložu, testifying to its early settlement.[4] The oldest farm in the village is the Konte farm, dating from 1784.[5] Sveta Ana pri Ložu was part of Podlož until 2003, when it was separated from it and made a separate village.[5][6]

ChurchEdit

 
Saint Anne's Church

The village church is dedicated to Saint Anne and was built in 1526 incorporating an older structure.[7] It has a rectangular nave, a bell-gable, and an octagonal chancel walled on three sides. The stone door casing bears the year 1672. The remains of a fresco from the early 15th century depicting Saint Christopher are found on the exterior north wall.[7] There are pilgrims' signatures written in Glagolitic below the church's exterior fresco, indicating that pilgrims to Cross Mountain (Slovene: Križna gora) came from as far away as the Croatian coast. The priest at Cross Mountain in 1749, Mihael Rede, was a user of Glagolitic. Until the First World War, the bell-gable of Saint Anne's Church had a bell inscribed with the year 1532 and the text GOT HIELFE AUS JEGLICHER NOT 'God helps in every need.'[5]

Cultural heritageEdit

There is a monument in the village commemorating Partisan soldiers killed in January 1945[8] or 1944.[4] The plaque was set up in 1950 and was reworked in 1985.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 131.
  3. ^ Loška Dolina municipal site
  4. ^ a b Savnik, Roman (1968). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 52.
  5. ^ a b c Kebe, Janez. 2006. Prva zapisana imena vasi v župnijah Stari trg in Babno Polje in zanimivosti, III. del. Obrh 7(5) (December): 30.
  6. ^ "Sveta Ana pri Ložu, Loška Dolina". Stat.si: krajevna imena [Stat.si: Place Names] (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2331
  8. ^ a b Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 17137

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