Rusowo – church of Our Lady

History

The church in Rusowo dates back to the 14th century. It was erected in a settlement located on an important route leading from Kołobrzeg to the east and bypassing the dangerous areas of the coastal forest. During the Reformation church was taken over by Protestants and enlarged by a tower. In the 19th century the sacristy was added. Since 1945, the church is again Catholic. The building was renovated in the 80s of the twentieth century.

Architecture

The church is built of field stones and bricks combined with lime mortar. It was built on a rectangular plan, consists of a one-nave corpus without a separated chancel. A massive tower adjacent to the aisle from the west side draws attention. Two gothic portals lead to the center. The interior is covered with a flat, timber ceiling.

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bibliography:
Kubicki D., Gotyckie świątynie powiatów koszalińskiego i kołobrzeskiego, Pelplin 2001.

Pilch J., Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012