Buk – St Anthony’s Church

History

The church of St. Anthony of Padua in Buk was built in the second half of the 13th century. In the sixteenth century it was rebuilt and enlarged by a tower. After 1534 it was taken over by Evangelicals, and in 1848 it was renovated. Its shape did not suffer during World War II and has survived to our times without major modifications.

Architecture

The church was erected from a granite cubes on a rectangular plan with no separate chancel and tower. Originally, the main entrance to the temple led through the pointed portal, pierced in the western wall. The interior of the church was illuminated by six narrow pointed windows in the south wall and three in the eastern wall. In the sixteenth century, a tower was built, and under it a porch was created, separating it from the rest of the church with a high, brick wall. The interior of the temple is covered with a wooden ceiling. Particular interest is aroused by the northern wall of the church. It does not have and never had any window. It is the only freestanding church in Pomerania with such a solution. Also as the only one in Pomerania, this church has preserved fragments of a sima – a stone gutter used to drain rainwater from the roof.

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

Webpage wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Antoniego Padewskiego w Buku.