Nowogard – church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History

   The church was built in the fourteenth century. In 1451, on the north side, the Eberstein chapel was erected, the then owners of Nowogard, and a few dozen years later a tower on the western side. The church was destroyed by fires in 1559 and 1595, and during the Thirty Years War it was plundered. In the 17th century it was rebuilt and chapels were added from the south. In 1832-33 the temple was regothisated. Another renovation from 1918 changed the crowning of the tower. In 1928-31, new vaults over the presbytery and side aisles were established. In 2005, during the fire, fragments of the temple, a tower and part of the historic equipment were burned.

Architecture

   The church is built of Gothic bricks as a three-aisle and three-bay pseudo-basilica with a three-side ended chancel in the east and a massive tower on a rectangular plan from the west. The sacristy was situated on the northern side of the chancel. Outside, the church is clasped with buttresses, between which there are ogival windows, four-light in the presbytery, and two-light in the nave. The nave and the presbytery are covered with gable roofs, while the outbuildings at the presbytery are covered with mono-pitched roofs. The façades of the tower are divided with pointed arches and triple blendes. In its ground floor there is a pointed, stepped portal leading to the interior of the church. The nave has stellar vaults in the entral aisle and cross-rib vaults in the side aisles, based on two pairs of octagonal pillars.

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bibliography:
Pilch J., Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, 2012.
Website wikipedia.org, Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny w Nowogardzie.