Białowice – church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

History

   The church in Białowice was built at the end of the fifteenth or early sixteenth century using the walls of the older temple. In the eighteenth century it was enlarged by a sacristy and a porch. Since the time of the Reformation to 1945, it served the Evangelicals, who placed galleries inside in the second half of the 16th century.

Architecture

   The church in Białowice was built of erratic stones as an aisleless building on a square-like plan, with a separate chancel, narrower than the nave, and a rectangular tower from the west. The chancel was reinforced from the outside with thick buttresses due to the establishment of a net vault inside. The nave was originally covered with a timber ceiling.

Current state
 

   Today, the medieval layout is distorted by the windows significantly enlarged in the early modern period, the modern sacristy attached to the north wall of the chancel and the porch by the nave. In addition, a brick annex was added to the south side of the chancel. Inside, there are Renaissance timber matronea made by Martel Bisel in 1567. A late romanesque stone baptismal font from the 13th century has also been preserved. The church is surrounded by a 15th century stone wall.

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bibliography:
Kowalski S., Zabytki architektury województwa lubuskiego, Zielona Góra 2010.

Pilch J., Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012.