Gosław – church of Christ the King

History

The romanesque church in Gosław was built in the second half of the 13th century. Work began with the construction of the chancel. The construction plan provided for the construction of a rectangular nave, wider than the chancel. For unexplained reasons, the work was stopped. The workshop carrying out the second stage of construction built up in the fourteenth century the walls of the chancel and the east gable, erected the nave, the western tower and founded a vault above the chancel. In the last stage of the 15th century, the chancel’s vault was added. The building was mentioned for the first time in 1291. From 1534 it was used by Evangelicals who partially transformed it in the eighteenth century and added a porch and a new sacristy in the nineteenth century. From 1945, it is again in the possession of Catholics.

Architecture

The original church was built of stone and brick in the romanesque style. At that time it consisted of a square chancel and perhaps a sacristy on the north side. An aisleless corpus and a massive tower on the west side were created in the next stage in the fourteenth century. In the fifteenth century, the presbytery received a stellar vault. Noteworthy is the granite southern portal, located today in the new sacristy built in the nineteenth century, located on the site of the former, medieval one. Its archivolt was decorated by former builders with two symmetrically placed stone chessboards.

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