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Ūbāni Church Hill, Ozolkalns Hill (Ūbānu Baznīckalns, Ozolkalns)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Vidzeme
County:
Madona
Parish:
Prauliena
Other references to the location
2 km south-east of Lazdona, near the Lejasūbāni homestead; nearby there is the Ilga River and

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the Ūbāni Hill Fort.
Coordinates
lat=56.81399907747, lon=26.288072158387
56° 48' 50" N, 26° 17' 17" E
Description

State archaeological heritage (State Inspection for Heritage Protection, No 1784). It is also called the Ozolkalns Hill (Oak Hill). The cult site is related to the Ūbāni Hill Fort. Archaeological excavations allow to date the hill fort back to the 1st millennium A.D. (Latvian Hill Forts (Latvijas pilskalni). Publication by the Eiropean Heritage Days. 1998)

Narrative

No recorded folklore materials have been found. The local people cannot tell anything about the site.

Attraction
It is impressing to balance on the steep slopes, one can also have a good walk, but visual impressions lack. Without any interpretation it is not perceptible.
Availability
From the Ūbāni or Ozoli homestead. No indication signs. The road to the Ūbāni is not cleaned up. Supposedly, it is marked in the map of "Jāņa sēta” incorrectly. The hill fort is on the right side of the Ilga River.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No infrastructure. The furthest plateau of the hill fort has been cleaned up (on the right side of the river).
Local info
Gunta has been living on the site since the 70s. No ancestors there (in the Ūbāni). In the Ozoli the
Capacity
41 and more
Publicity
Unknown
Legal Status
Private
Comments
The retired former teacher of music Artis Kumsārs could know more about those sites.

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