Długie – St James Church

History

The church of St. James was built at the end of the 13th century. In the fifteenth century, it was enlarged with a tower and a porch, and vaulted. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, it passed into the hands of Evangelicals, as the majority of the village residents were Protestants. In 1654, the church was again taken under the protection of Catholics. Due to the lack of the congregation, it fell into disrepair, finally being destroyed in 1856 due to a fire.

Architecture

The church was built of field stones on a rectangular plan with a shorter and narrower chancel, ended with a straight wall on the eastern side. From the west side a massive tower was added, and from the north side a porch. The sacristy was placed on the south side of the chancel. In 2011, on the inner side of the church wall, a stone cross was discovered.

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