Rogowo – Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

History

   The church in Rogowo was built around the middle of the 14th century. In 1457 a village with a church, which until recently belonged to the Teutonic Order, was handed over by king Casimir Jagiellon to Toruń town. In 1565, the church became a Protestant temple and remained until 1945.

Architecture

   The church consists of a rectangular nave and also a rectangular but narrower, adjoining chancel. Both parts are covered with high gable roofs, while the roof of the chancel was also extended to the northern sacristy. The eastern elevation of the chancel is crowned with a high stepped gable, dating back to the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, divided by tall, plastered, pointed blendes in five divisions. In this elevation is also a pointed window with two pointed blendes placed on its sides. The west facade is much rawer in expression. There is a brick, pointed, richly profiled portal. The western gable is very simple, decorated with only three pointed blendes. The second portal leads to the church on the south side, preceded by a small porch with prominent buttresses.

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bibliography:
Mroczko T., Architektura gotycka na ziemi chełmińskiej, Warszawa 1980.

Website icimss.edu.pl, Rogowo, pow. toruński, gm. Lubicz. Kościół par. pw. Podwyższenia Krzyża Św.