A Pfarrdorf is, according to the Bavarian library defined by the fact that the location of the seat of a Parish is or an in Parish located. Whether this parish still has its own priest is irrelevant. A parish village, on the other hand, has a church that does not have its own parish, but is only a branch church of another parish.
A parish village is usually a larger village with its own parish church or parish.
The settlement geography defines the church village as the lowest central settlement with a religious supply function. Colloquially, the term is also used for a locality in which a pastor from abroad regularly holds church services .
- Parish village . In: Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Hrsg.): German legal dictionary . tape 10 , issue 5/6 (edited by Heino Speer and others). Hermann Böhlaus successor, Weimar 1999, ISBN 3-7400-0986-1 ( adw.uni-heidelberg.de ).
- "Privileged place", Church Altenstat 1139 / Bayreuth
- Parish and church villages in Gerolsbach with topographical explanations
- Gabriele Schwarz: General settlement geography. Part 1 . Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-11-007895-3 , VI. Center settlements. 1. Central points in scattered settlement areas, pp. 413–416, here p. 413.
- Cay Lienau: The settlements of the rural area . 4th edition, Westermann Schulbuchverlag, Braunschweig 2000, ISBN 3-14-160283-2 , 5 settlement function, infrastructure and socio-economic structure. 5.1 Settlement functions. 5.1.3 Supply function. b) lowest supply centers, p. 99.