CHAPEL OF AYIOS NICOLAOS

AYIOS NIKOLAOS

N° 68 b  
Town / Village : Trachoni / Demirhan

District : Nicosia

 

DESCRIPTION :

The chapel of St Nicholas, located on the SW outskirts of the village, consisted of a single pointed barrel vaulted nave with a lower semi-circular apse, covered by a semi-circular dome. Only the north wall, a part of the pointed barrel vault, surviving on the east side, and a part of the apse remain. The nave was divided into three bays by two pointed arches of which the springers can be see on the interior of the north wall. Beautiful arch springers in marble, both different, are in situ. The north doorway bears medieval Lusignan influence, with an arched interior and ancones on top of the exterior stone door posts supporting an flat stone lintel.

This building was originlly a medieval Latin chapel, and later became a mosque.

Period : 15th century.

 

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The apse wall does not appear to have been built with wall ties but as a separate structure simply leaning against the main body of the building and over time splits in the masonry have developed. The same building fault is witnessed in the separate construction of the masonry of the arches of the bays.

 

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