Borkowo Wielkie – St John’s Church


   The church of St. John was erected at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, and with the beginning of the sixteenth century its first major renovation was carried out. From 1534, it remained in the hands of Protestants. It was renovated in the 19th century and again, as a Catholic building in the 60’s and 70’s of the 20th century.


   The church is a building orientated towards the sides of the world and an aisleless one. It was built of erratic stones and finished with a bricks on a rectangular plan, without a tower. It has a stone, richly ornamented eastern gable, while the western gable, dating from the beginning of the 16th century, is timber. The entrance portals are located on the south and west side, the preserved ogival windows in the southern and eastern wall are also distinguished, as well as a circular blind niche with a brick cross, placed above the southern entrance. The interior is covered with a flat timber ceiling.

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