Lwowiec – Our Lady Church

History

The church was funded most probably in the years 1372-1374 by the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order Winrych von Kniprode, who also gave the village the location privilege in 1366. In the first stage a nave was built, the tower was added around 1400, and it was raised at the end of the 15th century. In 1525, the temple was taken over by evangelics and soon became the branch church of the church in Garbno. In the 19th century, the building damaged by the gale was restored, then neo-gothic gables were erected and a new roof was laid. After the Second World War, the church was taken over by Catholics.

Architecture

The church is an orientated structure, aisleless, built of brick on a stone foundation. It was erected on a rectangular plan with a tower in the western part, a sacristy on the north side and a porch opposite to it. A nave with dimensions of 23 x 10 meters was erected at the end of the fourteenth century, and later the ground floor of tower with a size of 4 x 4,32 meters was built, which was raised at the end of the fifteenth century. Inside, there is a late gothic triptych from around 1500 and stalls from the 15th century. The nave was covered with a wooden flat ceiling, later polychromed.

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Website wikipedia.org, Lwowiec.