Motiș / Mortesdorf / Martontelke

The Gothic hall church was built in the 14th century. Today the hall has a flat roof and the choir has preserved a Gothic vault with a groin vault. The ogival triumphal arch is non-profiled. In the 15th century, the church was rebuilt with a polygonal wall and reinforced by pre-built towers, three of which have survived. In the east tower the year 1648 can be read. Between 1832 and 1835, a fortification tower was converted into a bell tower by adding storeys. Parts of the circular wall were demolished in 1875 in favour of the school building. The preserved ring wall still reaches a height of three to four metres inside the castle courtyard. Compared to the neighbouring fortified churches in Valea Viilor or Moșna, the one in Motiș is modest. Inside the church, in the second half of the 19th century, a gallery was installed on three sides of the church hall. A second gallery was erected on the north side. Before that, the hall was extended to the west in the first half of the 17th century. A sacramental niche has been preserved in the choir. The nave and choir have separate roof trusses. The flat saddle roof of the church has a beautiful pointed gable in the west, which boasts the year 1718.