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Stavební vývoj chrámu

Title in English Building development of St. Nicholas Church


Year of publication 2017
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Whilst the development of spiritual administration of St. Nicholas Church since 1317 is reasonably well-documented, the same cannot be said about the record of building development. The oldest part of the church building is the external masonry of the current central and northern naves. This primary building phase can be dated to the third quarter of the 13th century. Renovation of the original choir area started in the first half of the 14th century, the work was however interrupted for some time, and the completion only occured at the end of the above mentioned century. The tower was built by constructor Jan in the first decades of the 15th century outside the western facade of the church. The vaulting of naves was only made around 1465 and after 1492. At the beginning of the 16th century the building development of the main parts of St. Nicholas Church was completed, thus silhouette in the centre of the town which is familiar to this day. Subsequent work was limited to partial repairs and renovations to the sacristy, oratory and others parts on the northern side of the building during the Baroque period.

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