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The history of human occupation around the village of Wądroże Wielkie, at the junction of the Jawor Plain, Strzegomskie Hills and Średzka Upland, dates to the late Lusatian culture (4th century BC). A walled compound existed in the 11–12th century and the contemporary church stands on this site. The beginnings of the village are traced back to the 13th century. In the 14th century gold prospecting was booming in the vicinity, but resources were scarce and mining activities soon collapsed. In the following centuries agriculture was the pillar of local economy. The local church comes from the mid-13th century, was enlarged a century later, while the tower was added in the 19th century. The outline of an old fort is followed by the perimeter wall of the church compound. In the northern part of the village a palace complex, recently renovated, is situated. It developed from a Renaissance manor, while its present-day shape reflects rebuilding at the turn of the 20th century. Next to the palace is a park and service buildings: residential annexes, cowsheds, stables and others. At the outskirts of the village, next to the road to the village of Mierczyce, quartz blocks were once quarried in a small grove. One of leftover blocks contains two elongated hollows on its surface, 10–15 cm long. According to the folk tales, these are footprints of Saint Hedwig, hence the stone is known as Saint Hedwig Stone. An old gneiss quarry in the north of the village is flooded and used as an angling place.