Śmiechów – church of Our Lady

History

   The church in Śmiechów was erected in the 13th century, making it one of the oldest in the region. In the 14th century a tower was added to it. Three times underwent major repairs and reconstruction: in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Architecture

   Orientated towards the sides of the world, made of bricks and erratic stones, the Gothic building consists of an aisleless nave, without an externally separated chancel and a quadrilateral tower added from the west. From the east, the church is ended by a semicircle. The entire nave was reinforced with regularly spaced buttresses, only the tower and the north-eastern fragment were deprived of them, where there was a square annex.

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