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Ikskile Church (old)

Identification

Ikskile Church (old)
210720

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • Considered to be the oldest existing masonry building in Eastern Baltic, although there are signs that masonry buildings in Ikskile have been before this church.
  • The church was built in romanic style, but it was rebuilt several times until partly destroyed in the World War I, at the end of 1915.
  • Initially the church stood on 15 meters high dolostone cliff at Daugava but since the building of dam in 1970s the church stands on a small, artificial island.
  • Official conservation work began in 1976 and in 2003, a protective cover was constructed to help reduce the effects of weathering.

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Location

Meinard Island
Ikskile
Ogres rajons
Latvia

Technical Data

1184
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