The parish in Sampława was founded in the 13th century, while the parish church of Saint Bartholomew was built around 1330. In the nineteenth and twentieth century it was rebuilt, then a cross aisles (transept) were erected.
The church was built in the Gothic style of bricks and erratic stones in the foundation parts. Originally it consisted of an aisleless, rectangular nave without an externally separated chancel. On the western side there was a slender tower on a quadrilateral plan, decorated with two large blendes on each façade and a frieze. The decorative finish was also obtained by the eastern façade, where the Gothic, stepped gable was placed. The nave of the building was reinforced with buttresses.