Marwice – church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary


   The church was built at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The first mention of it comes from 1337 from the land register of the margrave of Brandenburg, Ludwik the Elder. In 1716, a bell tower was added to the top wall from the west, in 1726 a southern sacristy, and in 1746 a new roof was laid and the ceiling was lowered. In 1776, the northern sacristy was added. The church was abandoned in 1945, which led to neglect and eventually collapse of the eighteenth-century tower. In 1970, it was rebuilt and in 2004 it underwent restoration and maintenance.


   The church is orientated, aisleless, built on a rectangular projection of 20,8 × 10,4 meters with carefully worked granite blocks and with brick. It is topped with a gable roof. The original slit windows have survived, three from the east, north and south, three portals and two gables decorated with blendes. The polychrome on the eastern attic wall depicting the crucifixion scene dates from around 1350.

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Kowalski S., Zabytki architektury województwa lubuskiego, Zielona Góra 2010.
Pilch J., Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012.

Website, Kościół Narodzenia NMP w Marwicach.