Srokowo – Holy Cross church

History

The church in Srokowo was built in the early 15th century. In the second half of this century the tower was built. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the building was renovated and rebuilt several times. In 1897 a new ceiling was erected in the nave. From 1718 to 1945 the church belonged to the Evangelical community, but after 1945 it was taken over by Catholics.

Architecture

It is a gothic, orientated, single nave building. It was built on a rectangular plan, with a vestry on the north side, a south porch, a straight-faced chancel on the east side and a four-storey tower on the west side. Walls of the corpus were reinforced with buttresses and divided by narrow, lancet windows. The building is covered with a gable roof. The tower with a porch in the ground floor, which enters the portal with profiled frames, was decorated with many panels. Nave has a flat wooden ceiling, supported by wooden pillars. In the porch under the tower is a rib vault.

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bibliography:
Website leksykonkultury.ceik.eu, Kościół pw. Krzyża Świętego w Srokowie.
Website wikipedia.org, Kościół Świętego Krzyża w Srokowie.