Mingajny – St Lawrence’s church

History

The church of St. Lawrence was erected in the years 1350-1375. It was first restored after the war damage in 1688-1689. In 1717, the tower was renovated, and in the years 1899-1901 the church was rebuilt and enlarged. In the course of extensive work, the nave was raised and vaulted, the tower was raised, the chancel and the wide transept were added. In 1931, the transept gables were rebuilt. The church was damaged at the end of World War II.

Architecture

It is an orientated building, made of brick, erected on a cruciform plan. From the west side there is a square tower adjacent to it, with a porch and a pointed portal leading to it. In the upper floors of the tower there are slender niches containing windows. The whole was covered with a hip roof. The walls of the nave are topped with stepped-pinnacle gables. There is a gothic sacristy at the north wall.

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