• Denomination: Agia Anna Syrkania

  • District: Nicosia

  • Town/Village: Kythrea

  • Category: Church

  • Religion: Christian

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 327

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

THE OLD CHURCH IS DATED IN EARLY 16th CENTURY.PROBABLY OF LATIN ORIGIN. ALMOST RUINED. A NEWER CHURCH OF THE SAME NAME HAS TAKEN ITS PLACE. SINGLE NAVE DIVIDED INTO FOUR BAYS AND APSE. BAYS ARE CROSS VAULTED WITH POINTED ARCHES RISING FROM EXTRUDED SPRINGERS IN THE SIDE WALLS. SOUTH DOORWAY CLOSED AND MIHRAB NICHE CONSTRUCTED. MINBER TO RIGHT, KURSU TO LEFT (PREACHING PULPIT) NOT OFTEN SEEN IN CYPRUS MOSQUES. SCANT DECORATION. APSE HAS BEEN STRIPPED AND IS USED AS MAIN ENTRY (FONTAIN FOR WASHING CONSTRUCTED IN SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CHURCH). ICONOSTASSIS HAS BEEN REMOVED, WALL AND DOOR INSERTED ( APSE ACTS AS A TOYER). HAREM IN PLACE OF NARTHEX. TO WEST WAS A TWO STOREY STRUCTURE WHICH USED TO BE A SCHOOL. NOW ONLY EXTERNAL WALLS REMAIN, ONE POINTED ARCH TO SOUTH . ALL WOOD WORK AND FLOOR BEAMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

General Conditions

Structure: Good

Facade: Fair

Roof: Good

Interior: Fair

Decoration: Unknown (Not Visible)

Mass: Preserved

Humidity: Dangerous

Comments:

Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: BASALT STONE BOULDERS AND LIME MORTAR EXTERNAL. BUTTRESSES IN DRESSED SANDSTONE.

Roof: DOMED VAULTS COVERED IN LIMASSOL TILES

Floors: TERRAZO TILES

Doors: NEW

Windows: OLD FRAMES, NEW GLASS

Interior

Icons: No

Hagiography: No

Michrap: Yes

Small Signs: Not Available

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: XIII.59 Village

Proposed Protection Measures

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