Boreczno – church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

History

The church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Boreczno was built around 1330. In subsequent centuries it was renovated and rebuilt several times, including in 1601, when a tower was destroyed, as a result of a lightning strike. In the 17th century, the building was also damaged during the Polish-Swedish wars.

Architecture

It is a gothic church; orientated, one-nave, aisleless, made of brick and field stone. It was erected on a rectangular plan with a small sacristy added to the eastern part and a square tower from the west – in the lower part made of stone, in the upper part, separated by a horizontal blend of brick. In the ground floor of the tower there is a porch, to which a pointed portal with stepped frames leads. Upper parts of tower are decorated with plastered niches. The whole was closed with a hip roof covered with tiles. The nave has buttresses and its walls are divided by pointed windows. The eastern, stepped gable is decorated with pointed blendes. The interior of the nave is covered with an apparent (wooden) barrel vault. The decor and furnishings are in the baroque style, although you can see the gothic font.

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