Pillory and penitential cross

Figure, sculpture


  • Address: ul.Wrocławska, 55-050 Sobótka, Rogów Sobócki
Standing on the main road in the center of the village, the pillory comes from 1555 and is one of the largest of its kind in Silesia. It measures 5 m in height and 122 cm in circumference. It is built on an octagonal base of red sandstone, with a decorative crown in the style of the early Renaissance, with preserved iron wheels to immobilize convicts. Next to it, there is a Maltese type penitential cross with one arm missing, measuring 86x66x30 cm, made of conglomerate stone. It is a relic of the medieval law which was in force until the 15th century, ordering murderers to found crosses hewn in stone and place them at the site of their crime.

Related routes

In the Medieval Times
Pearls of the Middle Ages
The route of penitential crosses - Ślężanie LAG