Strzeszów – church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

History

The church in Strzeszów was built in the second half of the 13th century, at a time when the village belonged to the Knights Templars from Rurka, and later in the years 1317-1647 to the Knights Hospitaller. During the Reformation it was taken over by Protestants and rebuilt in the baroque style by them at the beginning of the 17th century. In 1739, a church tower was built, which, however, collapsed in 1777. In the nineteenth century, a thorough renovation of the destroyed church began, unfortunately the neo-gothic brick tower was added from the west. The edges of the eastern gable were bricked and some of the windows were walled.

Architecture

The church was erected from granite cubes arranged in straight layers. It is an aisleless structure without an externally separated presbytery, on the plan of an elongated rectangle measuring 10.5 x 28.7 meters, orientated. Its characteristic feature is narrow and longitudinal lancet windows. The church originally did not have a tower. The interior was covered with a timber flat ceiling.

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bibliography:
Pilch.J, Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012

Website trzcinsko-zdroj.pl, Kościół pod wezwaniem Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny w Strzeszowie.