Church of St. Nicholas in Kose

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1370

A church stood in Kose probably already in the XIII century, but there are no specific records left of this wooden structure. By 1370 at the latest, a stone church had been built, but that was razed by the army of Ivan the Cruel in 1560. It may have been a fortification church, which the locals may used to defend themselves from the Russians. The building was reconstructed later on, in the end of the XVI or the beginning of the XVII century, and a western tower was added. More thorough works were done in 1856-58, when the old sacristy was demolished and a new one was built, which for a long period of time operated as a church (the New Church in Kose). The tower was heightened in 1873: two floors and a Neo-Gothic spire were added.

Image source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Kose_kirik_2008.JPG


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