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The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Sukhoye Village, Kirov District)

Subject / Religion. Church/Orthodox churches

The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Sukhoye Village, the Kirov District). The original wooden church in Virola Pogost (now it is the north-western outskirts of the village of Sukhoye) was firstly mentioned in 1499-1500. It was rebuilt in 1750, it was burned by 1759. Instead of the church, burned in 1759, the church of the Presentation in the Temple of the Mother of God (it was built in 1756) was removed from the estate of Stuglevo (now it is the village of Zapolek of the Volkhov District), it was demolished in 1845. The new stone church, built in the Classicism style (in the form of a rotonda with a bell tower), was constructed to the design of the architect D.I. Visconti during 1828-1838. The church was consecrated in 1838. By 1917 there were six attached chapels, four church-parish schools. The church did not work from 1937. It was closed on 28 Novenber 1938, during the years of World War II it was used for a vehicle repair base. Later it was empty. At the present time there are only ruins of the church. A prayer house of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God was opened in the village on 13 April 1999.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Visconti, David Ivanovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Sukhoye Village
Historical Toponyms/Verola, Pogost
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volkhov District/Volkhov Town/Zapolek Neighbourhood

Земля Невская Православная: Краткий церковно-исторический справочник / Науч. ред. В.В. Антонов. СПб., 2006.
Берташ А.В., Векслер А.В. Новая Ладога. СПб., 2004., 131-132

Subject Index
Stuglevo, a country estate