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Plaque of the Jeonglyeo Gateway For the Loyal Subject Yi Shim-Weon

laque of the Jeonglyeo Gateway For the Loyal Subject Yi Shim-Weon
  • Address : 10 Geumam 1-gil, Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Cultural Heritage Material No. 338 (March 6, 1995)

This plaque hangs over the Jeonglyeo gateway erected in the honor of the loyal official Yi Shim-Weon of the King’s court in early Joseon. As the grandson of Hyoryeong Daegun, Yi Shim-Weon excelled in writing and in academics. During the reign of King Seongjong, fearing that Yim Sa-Hong’s influence was growing out of hand, he had the King strip Yim of his position and send him to a remote region of the country. Yim, who came into power with the reign of King Yeongsangun, instigated the Second Literati Purge of 1504, or Gapcha Sahwa, during which Yi Shim-Weon and his family underwent untold pains. The family was reinstated after King Jungjong took the throne. The Jeonglyeo Gateway is a small building of 2 rooms across and 1 room deep. Inside the gateway hang 4 other plaques. Originally located in Eomsa-li, the gateway was moved to its current location with the construction of the new city in 1980.

Yeomseonjae

Yeomseonjae
  • Address : 5-16 Sagye-ro (Geumam-dong), Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Cultural Heritage Material No. 316 (September 27, 1990)

Yeomseonjae is the ritual shrine of the first wife of Sagye, lady Kim from Suncheon. The building was built in 1913 by members of the Suncheon Kim clan, the 7th generation descendents of Kim Jong-Seo. A model of filial piety from a young age, the lady mourned the loss of her husband Sagye for three years from August 3, 1631, the date of his passing. At 62 years of age, December 9, 1634, she refused to eat or drink, following her late husband into death. She became a model for filial piety and spousal dedication. In the 10th year of the Korean Empire, on April 18th, she was given the title “The Good Wife Lady Kim of the Suncheon Kim Clan.”

Yeomseonjae was originally a small ritual shrine, which was expanded into the form it takes on today in 1913. Preserving the form of houses in the late Joseon period, the shrine was designated Cultural Heritage Material No. 316 on September 27, 1990.

Moweonjae

Moweonjae
  • Address : 6-10 Wangdae 2-gil, Duma Township, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Cultural Heritage Material No. 306 (April 20, 1989)

The home of Kim Guk-Gwang, a Left State Councillor of the reign of King Seongjong of Joseon. Passing the civil service exam in the 23rd year of King Sejong (1441), Kim Guk-Gwang became a trusted official by helping the rise of King Sejo into power. He was active in the writing of the Gyeongguk Daejeon code of law, and rose high in the ranks of government, holding the positions of Minister of War, then Right and Left State Councillor.

Built in the first year of the King Injo (1623), Moweonjae is 4 rooms wide and 3 rooms deep, and has a half-hipped roof that resembles the Chinese character for 8 (八) when seen from the side.

Shinweonjae

Shinweonjae
  • Address : 43 Wangdae 2-gil, Duma Township, Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Cultural Heritage Material No. 379 (January 10, 2002)

The home of Kim Bie (1613~1699), 9th son of the Sagye Kim Jang-Saeng, located in Wangdae-li of Duma Township, Shinweonjae was built in 1632 by Shindokjae Kim Jip and his brothers. The writing of his grandfather and father Sagye were arranged and published here. After the death of Shindokjae, his youngest brother Kim Bie took on the task of organizing and publishing the writings of great scholars including Sagye and Shindokjae. The building is of the traditional Mid-Joseon Korean tile-roofed wooden house.

Eunnongjae

Eunnongjae
  • Address : 122-4 Sagye-ro, Duma Township, Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Tangible Cultural Property No. 134 (September 27, 1990)

Sagye Kim Jangsaeng (1548~1631) lived in this house, where he taught his followers including the reknowned Uam Song Shiyeol, Dongchungdang Song Jun-Gil, Choryeo Yi Yu-Tae, and Shindokjae Kim Jip.This house, erected in mid-Joseon times, consists of 10 shingled-roof houses on a vast, 3,000 Pyeong plot of land. With gardens, old trees and ponds. As a typical 3-ryang house, with three subdivisions, following the Napdori (square girder) architectural style, the house is four rooms wide and 1 room deep. The rear garden consists of a garden and pond, with Zelkiva trees all around, dotted with royal azaleas that attract visitors in the spring time. A guest house with a thatched roof stands to the left of the entrance to the house. A gentle knoll with black pines surrounds the plot, giving a cozy feeling. The site is used by students as a site for historical and cultural learning.

Foundation Stones and Rock Materials of the New Capital

Foundation Stones and Rock Materials of the New Capital
  • Address : 1 Bunam-li, Shindoan Township, Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province
  • Designation Number : South Chungcheong Province Tangible Cultural Property No.66 (June 9, 1976)

In the second year of his reign (1393), King Taejo Yi Seong-Gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, decided to move his capital to this location, attracted by its bold geography. For construction of the new city, he had his workers move construction materials to the areas, until he abruptly suspended work, told by feng-shui experts that the site was not so lucky as it seemed. The rocks that remain at this site generally have diameters of 1.2~1.8m, and are thought to have been the foundation stones for construction of the new palace.

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