Poznań – St Margaret’s Church

History

   The church existed in the first half of the 13th century, but the present gothic body of the temple was built in in the second half of the 14th century or in the 15th century. Shortly thereafter, the sacristy, the tower and the chapel of St. Barbara were added. Chapel of St. Philip was erected from the south around 1650. Devastated during the Swedish wars, the church was rebuilt in 1658 and partly rebuilt in the baroque form in the first half of the 18th century. In the years 1671-1805 it was in the hands of the Filipinos priests. After dissolution the church was taken over by the archdiocese parish. In the years 1946-1947 a thorough refurbishment was carried out, during which part of the medieval details were unveiled.

Architecture

   The church is a one-nave building with a three-sided ended, not externally separated chancel and a tower with no top and supported by buttresses. There are two pointed, early gothic portals in it, the third portal leading to the nave is slightly younger. Above the tower you can see a medieval, stepped gable with slender blendes. From the north, the nave is adjacent to the chapel of St. Barbara from the 15th century. The interior is covered with a late-gothic stellar vault.

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bibliography:
Maluśkiewicz P., Gotyckie kościoły w Wielkopolsce, Poznań 2008.

Website wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Małgorzaty w Poznaniu.