• Denomination: Agios Georgios

  • District: Nicosia

  • Town/Village: Within the Walls

  • Category: Church

  • Religion: Christian

  • A.Monument: No

  • Ref#: 342

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

INACCESSIBLE – LOCATED IN THE BUFFER ZONE.


 


However, the following bibliographical data was located:


 


From the cadastral plan, it is seen that the church is located on the south edge of the plot of Ayios Kassianos school, and is situated between the girls’ and boys’ school. It  consists of a nave and a north side isle, with a covered portico-transept in front of the west doorway. The nave is divided into 4 bays, with a semi-circular apse on the east side. The north isle appears to have been a later addition.


 


Jeffery writes: A small interesting Orthodox church…it is a simple barrel vaulted structure with a nave and a north isle separated by an arcade of pointed arches. It may possibly belong to the 17th c. but it is evidently built on the site of some medieval church, from which several ancient details survive, and some curious icons from a screen. Over the west doorway is a panelled side of a 15th c. sarcophagus of a very interesting character. Within cusped panels are three large coats of arms. In the center is the shield of Gourri…this coat of arms occurs in may places in Cyprus…[representing] the rich family of Gourri to which the village in Nicosia district of the same name evidently belonged under the feudal law. … At the west end of the church is a belfry of medieval design and there are various details of stonework [inserted from some other Gothic building].


 

Gunnis writes: “…The small church of St. George is close to that of St. Kassianos. It is a simple barrel vaulted building and consists of a nave and north isle and probably dates from the 17th c. although fragments of an earlier building survive in its walls. Over the west door is a portion of the panelled front of a 15th c. sarcophagus, with 3 coats of arms on it, the central belonging to the family of Gourri. …The iconostasis was, according to an inscription on it, built in 1812, during the time of Archbishop Kyprianos. …The walls of the church were probably once painted but all the paintings have been whitewashed over, and only a fragment can be seen…”

General Conditions

Structure: Not Available

Facade: Unknown (Not Visible)

Roof: Unknown (Not Visible)

Interior: Unknown (Not Visible)

Decoration: Unknown (Not Visible)

Mass: Unknown (Not Visible)

Humidity: Unknown (Not Visible)

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Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Unknown (Not Visible)

Roof: Unknown (Not Visible)

Floors: Unknown (Not Visible)

Doors: Unknown (Not Visible)

Windows: Unknown (Not Visible)

Interior

Icons: Not Available

Hagiography: Not Available

Michrap: Not Available

Small Signs: Not Available

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: Plot 43

Proposed Protection Measures

An important building of Gothic and vernacular architecture.