Kartno – church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


The branch church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was founded in the second half of the 13th century in a village belonging to the Cistercians from nearby Kołbacz. In 1945 it was destroyed. The reconstruction was carried out in the years 1981-1984.


The church is built of granite cubes in the form of a aisleless temple on a rectangular plan, without a choir and a tower. The western gable carries traces of reconstruction and is now entirely covered with pointed blendes made in brick. The eastern top gives the impression of being original. It is visible on it, now walled, pointed blend or window, going under the roof of the apse. This would indicate that the apse is of nineteenth century origin and was not within the scope of the original building. The church has only two portals, made of precisely worked, granite blocks. The main three-stepped entrance portal is located in the west elevation. The second, two-stepped portal is located in the north elevation. The windows of both north and south elevations have been widened and bricked, but have retained a semicircular finial. The whole building is covered with a ceramic, gable roof.

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Webpage architektura.pomorze.pl, Kartno ( Kortenhagen ).