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Červená Lhota

The municipality of Červená Lhota lies in the valley of the Leštinský Brook approx. 10 kilometres northwest of Třebíč town at the altitude of 498 metres. The first record about the village was found in historical documents from 1436. The name of the village is derived from the noun “lhůta“ (term, period), the attribute “červený“ (red) appeared later due to the colour of the outer and inner decoration of the church and the outer decoration of the former fortress. The most significant monument in Červená Lhota is the Parish Church of St. Lawrence (Vavřinec). It has been listed as a national heritage monument. The building’s core was made in the first third of the 13th century in Romanesque style. Afterwards several constructional changes were made: Gothic and Renaissance annexe, building up of the western annexe by a bell floor and construction of spiral staircase. In 1899 the end part of the church along with the apsis was pulled down, the nave was lengthened. On each side, a chapel was added and subsequently terminated with an apsis. In the church tower, two bells from 1505 and 1552 were placed. In addition, there is a Renaissance mansion from the late 16th century built with a simple rectangular layout with a tower and a portal, nowadays premises of an agricultural cooperative. The access road to the village from Račerovice is fringed by a linden and ash alley with numerous historic and protected trees.