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The village originated on the foundations of an older settlement from the 13th century called Stará Richnava (Old Richnava). The new village built on old foundations is mentioned in written sources – in the year 1304 under the name Clichnow and in the year 1316 – Cluchnow. It belonged to the castle domain with the administration centre in the Richnava´s castle, that is why the history of the state is the same.

From the year 1336 up to a middle of the 15th century, the estate was owned by the Perényi, then Thurzo and then Csáky families. 

Manor House in Kluknava


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