Szczecinek – tower of St Nicholas church

History

The tower is the only remnant of the late gothic church of St. Nicholas. The first church that was erected here was built around 1310. Perhaps the tower was built at that time, but it was probably lower. In the sixteenth century a reconstruction was made, using bricks from the 14th century from the monastery of Marientron near Szczecinek. A brick church was erected, which was followed by Protestants as a result of the Reformation. It was demolished in 1909, and a tower was left.

Architecture

Church of St. Nicholas was a three-nave building with a rather spacious, separate chancel. The tower was built of stone and brick on the square plan. It has five storeys and is covered with a pyramid roof. The wall thickness of the tower is up to 2,5 meters and the height is about 20 meters.

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