Chełmonie – St Bartholomew’s Church

History

   Church of St. Bartholomew in Chełmonie was probably erected in the first half of the 14th century. At the beginning of the 17th century, it was renovated by the then village owner, Zygmunt Konarski. In the nineteenth century, a thorough renovation was carried out, combined with the addition of neo-gothic elements.

Architectue

   The church was erected as a gothic structure, orientated towards the sides of the world, brick with zendrówka arranged in zigzags in the lower parts of the walls of the chancel. It consists of a rectangular nave and a narrower, also four-sided chancel on the eastern side. The side walls were pierced with ogival windows, enclosed in profiled frames and blendes of a window-like form. The chancel ended with a straight wall received a small sacristy situated on the east axis. The eastern gables of the sacristy and chancel were divided with ogival recesses, the top of the sacristy was additionally decorated with pillars passing into the pinnacles.
   The interior is atypical for a small rural church, because the side walls of its presbytery and nave have ogival recesses. The interior is covered with neo-gothic gable ceilings with a half-open roof truss.

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bibliography:
Mroczko T., Architektura gotycka na ziemi chełmińskiej, Warszawa 1980.
Webpage icimss.edu.pl, Chełmonie – kościół św. Bartłomieja.
Webpage zabytek.pl, Kościół par. pw. Św. Bartłomieja Chełmonie.