The location lies directly on the Trebelno - Gorenji Mokronog
road outside the compact settlements and is under cultural
protection. Project comprises the reconstruction of the Church
of St. Peter in Gorenji Mokronog, reconstruction of the ossuary
near the church and the new construction of the retaining
wall in the form of a stone structure, plus various exterior
designs (footpaths, staircases, fences).
The church stands on a slope, raised above the road. The former
parish church is orginally a medieval building from the 11th
or 12th century, later renovated in the Baroque style. The
nave originally had a flat wooden ceiling, which was replaced
by a vaulted one in the second half of the 18th century. A
bell tower was added to the west wall of the nave, and a sacristy
to the north wall. The equipment from this time is also partially
preserved - the altar and the pulpit. There are two layers
of wall paintings in the nave of the church. The older, only
fragmentarily preserved painting dates from the 15th century,
while the younger one, which is in a slightly better condition,
dates from the second half of the 16th century. At the end
of the 17th century, the parish had as many as eleven branches.
In 1780, its seat was transferred to the Church of Holly Cross
Near the church, higher on the slope, stands the Romanesque
ossuary of St. Michael from the 12th or 13th century. The
ossuary comprises two spaces. The bones are stored in the
lower room and the upper room is a chapel.
Reconstruction of the church of St. Peter covers the reconstruction
of damaged or unsuitable parts. It comprises a new facade
(new plaster, painting, eaves…), replacement of roofing and,
if necessary, wooden roof structure, cleaning and impregnation
of doors, replacement of windows, construction of new interior
plasters, new paving of the church interior… Preserved equipment
is restored, other necessary equipment the interior of the
church is being rebuilt. Interior paintings and facade paintings
are to be restored.
Reconstruction of the ossuary of St. Michael includes reconstruction
of walls - removal of concrete seals and filling of missing
parts with stones, application of pavement in the ossuary,
correction of the roof structure including replacement of
roofing (slate instead of sheet metal) and protection of the
building from intrusion of animals and leaves.
The purpose the new retaining wall is to protect the bank
from erosion and to rehabilitate dangerous, unstable terrain.
The new retaining wall will also be used to arrange new pedestrian
access to the church from the west. The retaining wall will
be made in the form of a stone structure, topped by a footpath
with a staircase.