Koło – Exaltation of the Holy Cross church

History

The gothic church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Koło was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. The chancel and the nave are from this period. At the beginning of the 16th century, the chapel of the Mother of God was added to the nave from the south. Then, still in the sixteenth century, a gothic sacristy was added to the chancel. In the 19th century, due to the terrible condition of the temple, thorough renovation work was carried out. At that time, the vault in the nave was established, a porch was added at the west side of the church, and from the north a chapel was placed. Restaurant works continued in the twentieth century, among others when walls and gothic pinnacles were renovated.

Architecture

The church is built of red brick in the gothic style. The temple’s corpus is three-nave, hall, with a narrower and slightly lower rectangular chancel, buttressed from the outside. It has a gable roof covered with tiles. The gable of the presbytery is decorated with pinnacles, plastered niches and circular clearances. The temple does not have a tower, only a small ridge turret at the top of the nave. Vaults in the naves and side chapels have a rib structure, and in the presbytery – a stellar one.

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Webpage wikipedia.org, Kościół Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego w Kole.