Piotrawin – church of St Stanislaus and St Thomas

History

    The church together with the chapel standing next to the temple, founded in 1440 – 1441 bishop Zbigniew Oleśnicki, as a votive thanksgiving for the bishopric of Cracow. Piotrawin was also known from the Middle Ages as a pilgrimage center associated with the miracle of the resurrection of the knight Peter Strzemieńczyk, which in 1079 St. Stanisław was to make here. The church was renovated several times, among others in the nineteenth century and after the Second World War. In 1869 the sacristy was added to the chancel from the south and the porch from the west. Fortunately, they are both harmonized with the style of the church. The temple and interior were not changed much.

Architecture

    The church is built of gothic bricks arranged in a flemish bond, using zendrówka brick. It is orientated, it has a single-nave, rectangular body and a narrower and lower presbytery with the sacristy from the north. In the nave of the church, the west façade draws attention. The pinnacled, triangular gable is divided by tracery, and between them are slender, two-stepped, plastered blendes with pointed arches. Outside the church is covered with buttresses. Around the façades, on three levels, profiled cornices and friezes are arranged in bricks. There are numerous putlog holes, which are traces of scaffolding beams. Window openings are spherical. The nave is three-span, and the presbytery has a two-span, three-side ending. In the nave and presbytery there are net vaults and rib vaults, fastened with bosses with the Dębno coats of arms.
     
Next to the church stands a chapel erected simultaneously with it. It is gothic, made of brick with a flemish bond on a rectangular plan, orientated. Outside, its corners are covered with buttresses. The chapel has rib vault with with bosses with the Dębno coats of arms.

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bibliography:
Grzybkowski A., Gotycka architektura murowana w Polsce, Warszawa 2016.
Website lubelskieklimaty.pl, Piotrawin kościół św. Tomasza i św. Stanisława BM.