Wabcz – St Bartholomew and St Anne’s Church


   The main body of the church was built at the end of the 13th century. Further construction work was continued in the first half of the 14th century. Then the chancel was enlarged and the tower was built with a porch in the ground floor. In 1706 the chapel of St. Anne was added. The church was renovated in the years 1835-1840, when reconstructed, among others, quadrilateral, brick tower’s helmet. At the end of the 19th century probably all the vaults inside the temple were made.


   St. Bartholomew and St. Anne is a Gothic, orientated church, walled up with erratic stones, layered with granite and rubble, and with brick gable and upper floors of the tower. Originally the chancel was narrower and double-bay, it was expanded probably by the middle of the fourteenth century, with two narrow bays. The wider nave is rectangular, and near it unusual from the south is a square-shaped tower with a porch in the ground floor. There is a square sacristy from the north.
The windows in the nave are enlarged and thair jambs narrow down on both sides. At the ground floor of the tower there is a pointed, richly moulded portal from the XIII/XIV century. The same is at the western wall of the nave. The nave and the tower are covered with buttresses. The east wall of the chancel was crowned with a gable, partially transformed in the first half of the 14th century. The tower has four floors, separated by friezes and decorated on three sides with blendes.

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Mroczko T., Architektura gotycka na ziemi chełmińskiej, Warszawa 1980.

Website odznaka.kuj-pom.bydgoszcz.pttk.pl, Kościół p.w. św Bartłomieja i św Anny w Wabczu.