Kamionna – church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History

   The temple was built in 1499 from the foundation of Mikołaj Kamieński, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery from the nearby Bledzewa. It was renovated in the 17th century by the Prusiński family, coat of arms Nałęcz, and again in 1834, when the west facade collapsed.

Architecture

   The church is an aisleless building, built of brick on a rectangular plan, without an externally separated chancel. A sacristy and a treasury adjoin its northern wall, and a porch and a tower topped with a pyramid brick helm to the south wall. The two-window east façade, supported by three buttresses, is decorated with a richly decorated gable. Inside, the walls are divided by wide lesenes, which run down to stone plinths at the bottom, and at the top they join the pointed arcades that fill six bays. The interior of the nave, as well as a small porch, are covered by the sublime stellar-net vaults. The late gothic monument are stalls from the beginning of the 16th century, with later completed pulpits and canopies.

Current state

   The church in Kamienna is a rare example of a small parish church characterized by a sophisticated form and a very high artistic class.

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bibliography:
Maluśkiewicz P., Gotyckie kościoły w Wielkopolsce, Poznań 2008.

Walczak M., Kościoły gotyckie w Polsce, Kraków 2015.
Webpage regionwielkopolska.pl, Kościół pw. Narodzenia NMP w Kamionnej.