Miłakowo – St Elisabeth and St Adalbert’s Church

History

   The Gothic parish church was built in the years 1360-1380. The church tower was added at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. The building has been passing from Lutherans to Catholics many times since 1538 and vice versa. In 1813, the interior and part of the tower were destroyed by fire. The church was rebuilt in 1814-1820, then in the years 1907 – 1908 it was subjected to renovation works, which largely restored its Gothic appearance. The building was again destroyed in 1945, it was rebuilt in 1947-1954.

Architecture

   The church was built of red bricks on a rectangular plan, without a presbytery externally separated, with a massive 42-meter high tower on the west side. Its dimensions and proportions, and especially the appearance of the tower, were modeled on the church in Orneta. The interior is divided into three aisles by two rows of wooden poles. The nave was covered with a flat wooden ceiling, and the ground floor of the tower with a stellar vault.

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bibliography:
Rzempołuch A., Przewodnik po zabytkach sztuki dawnych Prus Wschodnich, Olsztyn 1992.

Website wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Elżbiety i św. Wojciecha w Miłakowie.