Strachocin – church

History

   The church was erected by the Order of the Knights Hospitaller at the end of the 13th century. Most likely it was seriously damaged during the 30-year war in the seventeenth century. It was rebuilt in the 18th century, and in the nineteenth was subjected to extensive renovation and reconstruction. At that time the windows and the southern portal were renewed. They were enlarged and given a pointed shape. During the war, the church was severely damaged. The monument was devastated, and its equipment was ragged, leaving only peripheral walls and gables. It was rebuilt from ruins in 1992-2003.

Architecture

   The perimeter walls of the church were built of erratic stones, while up to a height of 4 meters from the ground floor, granite blocks were used. It received the form of an aisleless building on a rectangular plan with dimensions of 11 x 20 meters. The main entrance was placed in the stepped western portal, where decorative elements have been preserved: a Knight Hospitaller cross in the outline of a circle, and on the left side, a poorly legible chessboard carved on a granite block, most likely a sign of the builders.

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bibliography:
Website zp.pl, Strachocin – ślady joannitów.