Баталов_рисAndrey L. Batalova,#

a State Institute of Art Studies, Moscow, Russia

#E-mail: batal-bei@yandex.ru

Keywords: architecture of the 16th century AD, architectural archaeology, monastic construction, medieval piety, history of science.

The article analyzes graphic and written sources on the architectural appearance of the Cathedral of the St. Nicholas in Ugresha Monastery. The author establishes the reliability of the architectural drawings that were used to conceive the original appearance of the cathedral. Particular attention is paid to the history of the reconstruction of the cathedral in the early 1840s. As a result, it is stated that it is impossible to draw any definite conclusions about the original composition and design of the cathedral due to significant changes in its historical appearance in the middle of the 19th century and the presence of only assumptive ideas about it. Moreover, records in chronicles do not make it possible to determine when exactly the stone cathedral was built. Its dating can only be made provisionally from the period between 1521 and 1550.

DOI: 10.31857/S086960632301004X