Borowina – St Bartholomew’s church

History

The church of St. Bartholomew was built at the end of the 13th century, although the oldest mention of a local parish priest dates back to 1376. In the sixteenth century, it became the property of the Evangelical commune, but in 1654 it was taken over again by Catholics. It was carried out then renovation and reconstruction in the spirit of the baroque, among others, the shape of the windows was changed. The church suffered heavy damages at the end of World War II. It was rebuilt in 1975-1978.

Architecture

The church is a single-nave construction, made of field stones and bricks. On the eastern side there is a chancel ended with a straight wall, from the west side a tower from the fifteenth century, and on the north side of the chancel, a sacristy from the sixteenth century. The original window openings had an ogival shape. The nave and presbytery, which were built on the projection of the rectangle, were covered with separate gable roofs. The tower was founded on a rectangular plan and reinforced with two corner buttresses. It is crowned with a pyramid roof going into an octagonal spire. In the east façade of the presbytery there is a narrow ogival window and in the south wall there is an entrance opening with a similar pattern. The two-light windows were placed in the last storey level of the tower.

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