Pelplin – Corpus Christi Church

History

   The church of Corpus Christi in Pelplin was built in the 14th century. In 1417 it was first mentioned in documents. Initially, it was mainly used by visiting traders and craftsmen, as well as residents of houses near monastery. In the second half of the 17th century it became a parish church for a village settlement growing around the monastery. In his neighborhood a hospital and a cemetery were arranged. In the 19th century a northern and western porch was added to the gothic temple.

Architecture

   The church was built as a simple brick building ona a stone foundations on a rectangular plan with dimensions of 20.3 x 12.7 meters. On the northern side, a barrel vaulted sacristy and a smaller and shorter aisle or chapel were added. The façades of the church were pierced with ogival windows, and the shorter walls were crowned with stepped gables. The interior of the nave was covered with a wooden ceiling, therefore the church did not have to be strengthened with external buttresses. Early gothic granite baptismal font has been preserved from its original equipment.

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bibliography:
Grzyb A., Strzeliński K., Najstarsze kościoły Kociewia, Starogard Gdański, 2008.
Ciemnołoński J., Pasierb J., Pelplin, Wrocław 1978.
Łużyniecka E., Pelplin i Doberan : architektura opactw cysterskich spokrewnionych filiacyjnie, Wrocław 2014.