Szczepankowo – St Adalbert’s church

History

Church of St. Adalbert was created in the style of the mazovian gothic in the years 1537-1547 thanks to the foundation of the Płock Benedictines, the abbots of Łukasz and Jan Dziedzicki. By 1822 Benedictine monks from the monastery in Pułtusk took care of him. In 1618 the tower gables were transformed. The church was renovated several times in the 19th and 20th centuries when a neo-gothic porch was added to the southern façade.

Architecture

The building is a three-nave basilica with an elongated, straight ended chancel and a five-storey tower on the facade. The four-span nave is based on a rectangular plan and is covered by a common roof with a three-span chancel, equal to the width and height of the main nave. The northern aisle was extended for a chapel, sacristy and vestibule with the burial crypt of the Milbergs. Adjacent to the southern aisle is an outbuilding with a staircase to the tower and a small neo-gothic vestibule. The corners of the nave, the chancel and the tower are covered with fault buttresses, and the aisles are divided by diagonal buttresses. The eastern elevation of the chancel is crowned with a stepped gable filled with rows of semicircular blendes. At its center is a walled window in the form of a deep niche closed with a full bow. The interior is covered with a ceiling.

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bibliography:
Żabicki J., Leksykon zabytków architektury Mazowsza i Podlasia, Warszawa 2010.