Sedmerovec – St John’s Church

History

The church was built in the now nonexistent village of Pominovka in the 12th century. In the 18th century, the capacity of a small church increased by the addition of wooden galleries on the southern and northern walls of the nave. A new window has also been added in the southern wall of the nave. However, in the first half of the 19th century, wooden galleries were removed due to poor condition. In 1884, the neglected building was renovated, in which new columns were installed in the windows of the tower and a new entrance portal was installed. Professional church repair took place in 1936, and the last renovation began in 2008.

Architecture

The building typologically is an example of a romanesque, matroneum church. The romanesque structure has been preserved in its original shape without any subsequent changes. The church consists of a single-nave of 8.1 x 6.6 meters with a semicircular apse (2,3 x 4,5 meters) on the eastern side and a turret built into the naves. Its top reaches 12 meters high. Among romanesque elements, we can see the windows on the tower, on the south wall of the nave and in the apse. A small window on the southern side of the apse appears to be from the gothic period. Inside, there is a gallery (matroneum) on the west side of the nave and a conch of apse. The gallery is supported by two massive pillars, the entrance to it was originally located in the northern part of the nave. Originally the walls of the church were covered with wall polychromes.

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Website apsida.sk, Sedmerovec.