Grzybno – St Anthony’s church

History

Church of St Anthony was built in the second half of the thirteenth or at the very beginning of the fourteenth century. It was reconstructed several times. In the eighteenth century, the windows were enlarged, the west wall was rebuilt and a tower was built in a half-timbered construction, which was next crowned with a spire in 1837. The building suffered during the Second World War, but reconstruction was started already in 1946. At that time it was again consecrated under the invocation of Saint Anthony of Padua. In 1967, permission was issued to dismantle the half-timbered tower, which was replaced with a small, tin turret, above the roof in the western part of the nave.

Architecture

The temple was laid out on a rectangular plan with a narrow chancel on the east side. The walls were built of granite blocks arranged in 24 layers and covered with a gable roof, slightly lower than on the chancel. In the west face of the wall there is a main entrance, formerly on the north side there was one more entrance portal. Today, its walled relic has been preserved. The buttresses surrounding the walls of the nave and the western wall come from the period of reconstruction of the church. In the walls of the nave you can still see the remains of old window niches in the form of narrow walled parts.

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bibliography:
Pilch.J, Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012.
Website zp.pl, Grzybno – z książęcego nadania.