Poręba Wielka – St Bartholomew’s church

History

The late gothic church of St. Bartholomew was built in the early 16th century and is one of the oldest churches in the Silesian Foothills. The tower was added in 1644.

Architecture

The orientated church consists of a three-side ended chancel and a wider, longer and slightly taller nave on the rectangular plan. Church is built in log structure, partly planked with dark-colored boards, shingled and covered with a double-pitched tin roof. The open arcades are adjacent to the church walls, and from the north to the chancel adjacents sacristy. The tower has a pole structure, porch on top and pyramidal helmet. Inside the church you can admire late gothic portals with lintels cut in the so-called ogee arches.

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bibliography:
Szlak architektury drewnianej. Małopolska, Cisowski B., Duda M., Kraków 2005.