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POSI Number TP244
GU number
Village Kato Koutraphas
Locality Village
Easting 497902.00
Northing 3884598.00
Elevation (m) 190.00
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Source GPS
Team Leader MJG
Summary Church of Panayia Chryseleousa and two threshing floors
Topography Spur above river
Vegetation Grass, thistle
Access In Kato Koutraphas village by road
Description Environment Spur between river Vyzakia to east and tributary to west
Pottery Some
Tile Abundant
Chipped Stone None
Ground Stone None
Slag None
Architecture Abundant
Visibility (%) 10
Description POSI Church has ashlar sandstone blocks nicely cut but rather oddly laid with poor alignment, as if they have been reused. Marble lintel and doorway corbels on West and marble lintel on N door are clearly reused. Very worn cross with crosslets on block at E end. Ancient column and non-fitting capital by metal frame belltower. Iconostasis is 1927; no older features or frescoes apparent inside. There are a few sherds and round tile fragments to the north of the yard. There is one threshing floor with large river stones immediately north of the church along the spur; not in good condition. A second threshing floor is laid of smaller stones on a deep cut terrace on the east-facing slope of the spur.
Condition Church is thoroughly though not sympathetically renovated. First threshing floor is overgrown and disturbed; second threshing floor is exposed and kept clean, with a threshing machine on it.
Settlement No
Church Yes
Building Yes
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor Yes
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman No
Medieval/Ottoman Yes
Modern Yes
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By MJG
Entered Date 20/11/2003 00:00:00
Recorded By MJG
Recorded Date 20/11/2003 00:00:00