Pogwizdów – church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

History

The church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross dates back to the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. In the mid-16th century it was taken over by Protestants, and devoted to Catholics in 1654. In the late nineteenth century, church paintings were discovered. The church does not currently have sacred functions.

Architecture

The church is made of stones and worked sandstones in the corners and in architectural details. It is a aisleless building with a matroneum and tower in the western part, with a two-span, straight presbytery and a sacristy on the north side. Two gothic portals from the early fourteenth century lead to the church, one to the nave and the other to the chapel. The third portal leads from the presbytery to the sacristy. In the presbytery survive the original rib vault, supported by geometric supports.

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