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 walls of the church were built of field stone. Up to 4 meters from the ground floor, a granite cube was used. It is a building with dimensions of 11 x 20 m. In the western portal, decorative elements are preserved: Knights Hospitaller cross in the circle, and on the left a poorly readable chessboard engraved on the granite block, most likely the sign of the builders.

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