The village of Velikoretskoe is considered one of the first settlements on the Vyatskaya land. By the beginning of the 17th century, there were already two wooden churches here — the Transfiguration winter church and the summer church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Both were reconstructed within the same century. However, the new buildings were made of wood, too, and the old churches remained standing next to them.
The architectural ensemble of Velikoretskoe village has been taking shape since the 18th century to the present day. The Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, with the northern aisle of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the first stone church here, was built in 1731-1749. It became the center of the architectural ensemble. A stone bell tower was built nearby in 1768, but in the 19th century it was pulled down. A four-story pillar-like bell tower 43 meters high was erected in its place in 1862-1874. In 1822-1839 the Nikolskaya church was built to the east of the Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, according to the design of the architect S. E. Dudin.
The ensemble of Velikoretskoe also has a wooden part on the riverbank. It is represented by a complex of wooden buildings created in 1999, including a chapel, a baptistery, and a church-altar. Previously on that site, there was a wooden and then a stone chapel (built in 1826-1828 by the architect I. D. Dussar de Neville). It was destroyed during the Soviet period.
|Phone number:||+7 (83366) 6-21-25|
|Address:||Kirov oblast, Yuryansky district, Velikoretskoe village|