Church of St. Giles / Kostel Sv. Jiljí - Milevsko (South Bohemia)
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N 49° 27.447 E 014° 22.131
33U E 454260 N 5478501
Quick Description: Beautiful Kostel Sv. Jiljí (Church of St. Giles), historic and architectural pearl of the town Milevsko, was originally a Romanesque tribune church founded before 1187. St. Giles was for a long time parish church of Milevsko Roman Catholic parish.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/4/2015 3:39:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMGK
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Long Description:

Beautiful Kostel Sv. Jiljí (Church of St. Giles), historic and architectural pearl of the town Milevsko, was originally a Romanesque tribune church founded before 1187. St. Giles was for a long time parish church of Milevsko Roman Catholic parish.

The Romanesque-Gothic Church of St. Giles (Kostel Sv. Jiljí ) is first mentioned in 1184. It was rebuilt in the 14th century - the new Gothic structure was built within the original Romanesque church. Further reconstructions were in 1573 and 1883. The thick north-western stone wall and the huge tower have been preserved from the original Romanesque structure.

St. Giles is single-aisle structure with a pentagonal chancel and Romanesque belfry in the west and preserved ashlar work in the north. The chancel is vaulted with the "Milevsko-type" vault (the oldest of this type in Bohemia - it was a model for similar buildings, e.g. in the Ceský Krumlov chateau), with paintings and inscriptions relating to the Hodejovský noble family of Hodejov. The aisle has a flat ceiling with a replica of coffered Renaissance ceiling. Gothic vault abutments can be found along the aisle walls. The truss of the church is Gothic. St. Giles serves as a funeral hall today.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Building converted to another use

Date of building construction: 1/1/1187

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque, Gothic

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Ceske Budejovice

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Jiljí
Řeholní dům premonstrátů v Milevsku, U Bažantnice 556
Milevsko, Czech Republic
39901


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Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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