Mieronice – St James Church

History

In the mid-13th century, a church with a brick chancel and a wooden nave was built in Mieronice. According to legend, it was funded by one of the magnates of that time, thanking God for finding his daughter lost in the forest. In the fifteenth century, it was decided to replace the timber nave by a stone one. At that time, the porch was added and the chancel windows were widened. In the 16th century, the sacristy was added. In the second half, for a time, the church was taken over by the dissidents. At the beginning of the twentieth century, a chapel was added.

Architecture

The romanesque chancel, measuring approximately 7,5 x 6,5 meters, was built of bricks in the monk bond. Its only external decoration is a frieze of interwoven arcades. Inside the chancel there is a rib vault with interesting supports, decorated with floral motifs. On the walls of the chancel there are poorly visible frescoes from the fourteenth century. Next to the church stands a wooden belfry from the 18th century.

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bibliography:
Website swietokrzyskie.org.pl, Mieronice – Kościół pw. św. Jakuba.