Tarnów – church of the Assumption

History

   The church was erected in 1458 on the site of an older temple. After damage by fire in the early seventeenth century was rebuilt around 1621 by priest Andrzej Tarła. In the mid-nineteenth century, due to the danger of the sloping bank, the church was moved to a new brick foundation. In 1910 a tower was added, partially rebuilt in 1963-1964. At the turn of 2008 and 2009 the building was repaired.

Architecture

   The church is an orientated, wooden building, built in a log technique, i.e. erected without the use of nails, with walls consisting of horizontally arranged wooden beams joined at the corners with locks. In addition to the rectangular nave, it consists of a tower on the west side and a chancel, narrower than the nave, with a polygonal ending. The nave, presbytery and sacristy adjoining to the north are covered with a steep shingled roof, and the external façades of the nave and presbytery are faced with planks. The tower has an overhanging porch topped with an onion-shaped helmet. The interior of the church is covered with flat ceilings, covered with figural and ornamental polychrome, supported by moulded columns.

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bibliography:
Cisowski B., Duda M., Szlak architektury drewnianej. Małopolska, Kraków 2005.

Krasnowolski B., Leksykon zabytków architektury Małopolski, Warszawa 2013.