Skrzyszów – St Stanislaus Church

History

   St. Stanislaus church was erected in 1517 from the foundation of Jan Amor Tarnowski, hetman and castellan of Cracow. The builder was carpenter Jan from Czchów, as indicated by the signature on the portal. As a result of the expansion carried out in the years 1770 – 1776 and 1893-1894, the nave was expanded with transept chapels, sacristy, and a tower.

Architecture

   The church is a large building as for the wooden temple. It consists of a three-side ended presbytery, surrounded by arcades and a nave to which from the north and south are extended elongated transept chapels. From the west, a tower with an overhanging porch was added. The church is covered with gable, shingle roof, with a ridge turret.
   The interior is covered with flat ceilings adorned with polychrome walls. The nave separates the semicircular arch with a profiled beam, which houses a late gothic crucifix from the end of the 15th century. In the entrances there are three late gothic portals, two pointed and one with ogee arch. The oldest and most interesting items are late gothic stalls from the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries in the chancel.

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bibliography:
Krasnowolski B., Leksykon zabytków architektury Małopolski, Warszawa 2013.
Szlak architektury drewnianej. Małopolska, Cisowski B., Duda M., Kraków 2005.