Góra – St Catherine’s Church

History

Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in its present shape was built in the years 1457-1552 after the fire of an earlier building. In 1759, it had to be renovated due to another fire. In 1963, the parts of the vaults and the west tower collapsed. Reconstruction lasted in 1964-1965.

Architecture

It is a gothic, brick, orientated, three-nave, hall structure, with a hexagonal chancel, surrounded by an ambulatory and chapel wreath. Its height reaches 31 m. The west façade with a triangular gable, flank two unfinished towers of late gothic forms. The whole covers the stellar vaults, except for the western part where the contemporary reconstructed ceiling is located.

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bibliography:
Kozaczewska H., Średniowieczne kościoły halowe na Śląsku, “Kwartalnik Architektury i Urbanistyki”, 1-4, Warszawa 2013.

Pilch J., Leksykon zabytków architektury Dolnego Śląska, Warszawa 2005.
Webpage zabytki.pl, Zabytki miejscowości dolnośląskich.