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Scinawka Srednia [ɕt͡ɕiˈnafka ˈɕrɛdɲa] (German: Mittelsteine) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Radkow, within Klodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.
It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of Radkow, 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Klodzko, and 79 kilometres (49 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wroclaw.
The village has a population of 2,400.
The village was called Mittelsteine until 1945 when it was renamed “Skaleczno Srednie” after the region became part of Poland. The name was changed to “Scinawka Srednia” in 1947. The locality has historical associations with the life of the British philosopher Frederick Copleston (1907-1994) who spent time here in 1936 and who speaks warmly in his memoirs of the village’s attractive natural surroundings suitable for unforgettable walks.
In 2018 the German power metal band Powerwolf filmed music video to song “Fire & Forgive” in Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. After publication of the video local curia released an official announcement about this situation.