Pöide – St Mary’s church

History

The church in Pöide was founded at the beginning of the 14th century as a result of the reconstruction of the former castle chapel, to which one span from the west and one from the east was added. The walls were also raised and a huge tower was added. The temple was plundered during the Second World War, when it also served as a warehouse. In 1940, it also burned as a result of a lightning strike. A long crack running through the west wall of the tower is a mark of this accident. The church began to be gradually repaired from 1989.

Architecture

The church is an aisleless, two-span building with a massive tower from the west. It does not have a chancel separated from an external block. The remains of the earlier chapel are romanesque portals on the north and south sides.

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