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 erratic stones and bricks combined with lime mortar. It was built on a rectangular plan, consists of an aisleless nave without a separated chancel. On the western side, a massive, four-sided tower was added. There are two stepped Gothic portals leading inside. The interior is covered with a flat, wooden 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