Nová Dedinka – church of St Filip and St Jacob

History

Originally the church was built in the first half of the 13th century. Due to the location of the building on the artificial mound, shortly after completion of the construction, there were problems with the statics, which were solved by the addition of buttresses. In the fourteenth century, the church was decorated with frescoes. Over the next several decades, despite structural changes, the apse, the tower and the entire western side collapsed. In the mid-sixteenth century, the church was restored. In the second half of the eighties of the twentieth century, the church renovation began, preceded by archaeological research.

Architecture

The church was created as a classic romanesque building consisting of a nave with a western matroneum and a semi-circular apse from the east and a tower from the west. The south façade and the northern wall of the nave of the church were decorated with lesenes joined together in the upper part and forming a series of blind arcades. After the sixteenth-century reconstruction, the west facade was deprived of the tower, and the apse was rebuilt into a hexagonal presbytery. Inside the church, frescoes from the fourteenth century are preserved.

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Website apsida.sk, Nová Dedinka.