Ostaszewo – church of St John the Baptist

History

   The church in Ostaszewo was built in the first half of the 14th century. It was burnt in 1945 by the retreating German army and has been in ruins since then.

Architecture

   The church was built on a rectangular plan. It was an orientated, aisleless building with a tower from the west. The porch adjoined the southern wall. The eastern wall was distinguished by a beautiful gable with blendes and pinnacles. The brick base of the tower was built on a rectangular plan with the upper wooden part. The whole was reinforced with numerous buttresses.

Current state

   The ruin of the church in Ostaszew is currently an object with full-sized perimeter walls and a fragment of the eastern gable. It is secured, but not shared inside for sightseeing.

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