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 brick as a three-nave and three-span pseudobasilic with a three-side ended chancel and a tower on a rectangular plan. On both sides of the chancel, the chapels and the sacristy are added. Outside, the church is surrounded with buttresses, between which there are ogival windows, four-light in a presbytery, and two-light in the naves. The corpus and the presbytery are covered with gable roofs, while the annexes at the presbytery are covered with a mono-pitched roof. The facades of the tower are divided with ogival, triple blendes. In its ground floor there is an ogival portal leading to the interior of the temple. The naves have stellar vaults and rib vaults 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.