Spišský Hrušov – St Catherine’s Church

History

The church was erected at the beginning of the 14th century. In the fifteenth century, due to a fire, it required repair. At the beginning of the 16th century, a gothic chapel of St. Sophia was built on the north side of the church. In the first half of the eighteenth century, the flat wooden ceiling was replaced with a vault, which contributed to the problems associated with building statics. In 1838, the wooden matroneum was removed from the nave and replaced with a brick one. In 1869 the church was burnt again, which required reconstruction of the roof and tower. In 2012, comprehensive research was carried out to explain the architectural development of the church and the discovery of medieval wall paintings in the interior. As part of another restaurant, the church received a new elevation.

Architecture

The church was built as an early gothic single-nave building with a square chancel, a western tower and a sacristy on the north side. The northern chapel was added in the Middle Ages. In the south, the church has two gothic portals, one to the nave and one to the chancel. On the north side of the side chapel is another gothic portal. Very nice, double, gothic windows are preserved in the tower. The chancel is topped with a rib vault, the nave originally had a flat ceiling.

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Website apsida.sk, Spišský Hrušov.