Quedlinburg, S. Servatius
ID
 
323
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
 
Sorting Title
 
Quedlinburg, S. Servatius
 
Subject
 

A closer view of the church of S. Servatius from the former convent in Quedlinburg.

 
Creation Date
 
968-999; c. 1070-1129
 
Century
 
11th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque
 
Format Medium
 

Stone

 
Original Location
 

Quedlinburg

 
Historical Context
 

The church of Saint Servatius underwent four building phases over the course of the tenth and eleventh centuries. Already by 936 there existed a small chapel constructed of three aisles (structure I). This was expanded by Queen Mathilde. The chapel was extended to the west; the eastern portion of the building lay a bit higher and served as the sanctuary and choir for the canonesses. This building (structure II) was completed circa 968. Another building phase took place under Abbess Mathilde (966-999). The church consisted of a three-aisled nave, which was consecrated in 1021 (structure III). Abbess Adelheid (999-1045) continued construction of this church, adding a crypt. Under this abbess the two western vaults were completed, along with the pillars which support them. The buildings, however, succumbed to a fire in 1070. The church was rebuilt in the eleventh century and completed circa 1129 (structure IV). It is this fourth phase of building which still exists today; little of the previous structures are evident. The church has two towers on the West; of all the structures of Saint Servatius, it is these two towers which have been altered the most over the centuries.

 
Related Work
 

Saint Servatius; Quedlinburg, S. Servatius

 
Current Repository
 

Quedlinburg

 
Photo Credit
 
June Mecham
 
Image of Quedlinburg, S. Servatius.