Kościelec Kaliski – St Adalbert’s Church


   Church of St Adalbert probably comes from the first half of the 12th century. Its oldest preserved part is a romanesque, granite chancel with an apse. In the late medieval period, the apse wall was raised by a brick part to the height of the nave, thus enabling the whole to be covered with one roof. In the 18th century, a wooden and wider nave and a chapel were added to the church, and in 1955 an ugly vestry was added from the south.


   The romanesque church, which currently serves as a chancel, was built of irregular granite blocks and sandstone blocks with 1 meter thick walls. The upper part of the walls was superstructured with a brick in a monk bond and over an apse with a flemish bond. In the romanesque part, on the southern wall and the apse there are semi-circular, romanesque window openings. The window from the north was pierced secondarily. From the south there is a romanesque portal with a stonework mark on the jamb, now covered by a brick sacristy.

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Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, Ruszczyńska T., Sławska A., t. V, z. 6 pow. kaliski, Warszawa 1960.
Świechowski Z., Architektura romańska w Polsce, Warszawa 2000.