Straszów – church

History

The church was probably built in the second half of the 13th century or at the beginning of the 14th century. Around 1500 a tower was added to it. In the years 1540-1668 it was an Evangelical church, then again the Roman Catholic church. During the Thirty Years War the church suffered, among others roof was destroyed. After a lightning strike in 1815, the building fell into complete ruin and remains in it until today.

Architecture

It was a building brick of field stones, with a narrow rectangular chancel from the east. The vestry was adjacent to the chancel on the north side. A quadrilateral tower was added to the western wall of the church’s nave. The ruins of the church, located on the hill, surrounds the remnants of the stone wall, with the lancet gate dating to the 14th-15th centuries.

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