Catholic Church in Upper Vinarc/ Vinarc i Epërm (Mitrovica)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2079/2011 30.09.2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2171/2012 01.10.2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 3755/2013 01.10.2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 4164/2014 01.10.2014

History

In Vinarc village which is located 7-8 km away from Mitrovica, it is located a Mortal Church (Kisha Mortore) that (according to some unpublished research) was built by local craftsmen in XIII century, church was built with local materials and was intended for the needs of the local Catholic community. The catholic community was using Mortal Church in Vinarc, for funeral rituals. This community has tried during different periods to maintain and take care of the Church. Support church– cemetery, along with graveyards in Vinarc belong to the type of- sacral architectural building, rural (GF+ 0) of the Catholic religion. One aisle Church with apsidal with stone structure is covered with vault. In the second half of the XX century, were made some intervened to cover the roof, in which case it is covered by a roof as if covered with two faceted roof reinforced concrete slabs, as well as interventions in plastering facades. Until Serbian Orthodox community was using the church until period of the war of 1999, since that period church is out of use. In the vicinity of the building (on the northern shore of the building), it`s located a tank, water tank for drinking water supply. According to tradition, they mention a bridge near the church. During the war (1998/99), the building suffered damages (writing graffiti on interior and exterior, demolition of the entrance door, damage to the interior plaster layer caused by fire and humidity, etc.). The building was subject to risks from natural factors, physical and social change and it was in very serious condition, but thanks to emergency interventions undertaken in 2012, and the investor in this case was MCYS, the building was protected from natural hazards. Today, the church is out of function.

References

Unique number: 000479

Name: Catholic Church in Upper Vinarc/ Vinarc i Epërm

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Mitrovicë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Mitrovica

City/Village:

Locality:

Postal Code: 40000

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period:

Century: 18th

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