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Church of Boris and Gleb in Plotniki description and photos - Russia - North-West: Veliky Novgorod. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Church of Boris and Gleb in Plotniki is located on the right bank of the Volkhov. The stone temple was erected in 1536 on the site of an older building, which had been dismantled before.
According to its plan, the church is close to the Novgorod monuments of the XIV century. Obviously, the ancient temple, on the site of which the new church was being built, was not completely destroyed. The foundations predetermined the archaism of the new construction plan. But this also limits the role of the ancient tradition in the formation of the architectural appearance of the Church of Boris and Gleb, which is entirely associated with new trends characteristic of Novgorod architecture of the 16th century. This is evidenced by the five-domed temple unusual in the Novgorod architecture of the XII-XV centuries and the completion of the facade articulations with decorative keeled arches, combined with the gabled covering of each articulation, and also a repeatedly repeated belt of pentagonal flat two-step niches on the drums and the apse of the temple. Like other Novgorod buildings of the 16th century, the Church of Boris and Gleb is built of bricks.
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