Wierzbna – church of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History

   The church was built around 1230 but was mentioned only in 1283. It was partially renovated in the late Middle Ages. It was rebuilt in the 18th century by the addition of a new, ugly and no matching building from the north. The church was repaired several times: in the second half of the 19th century and in the years 1960 and 1968.

Architecture

   The church was built of carefully worked granite blocks, as a one-nave building with a chancel closed with a semicircular apse and a two-story facade from the west. Nave of the church is two-span and the presbytery one-span. From the north there was originally a sacristy, after which only traces in the wall can be seen today.
   The nave was originally covered with a timber ceiling, in the late gothic period it received a stellar vault. Original rib vault has been preserved in the presbytery and semicircular vault in the apse, where additionally there are original window openings. There are also biforas in towers, as well as slide between towers. In the northern wall of the nave, one original window has been preserved, now walled and visible only from the inside. In addition, there is a pointed arch, a romanesque corridor between towers, stone, rectangular, western portal visible only from the inside and relics of the southern portal.

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bibliography:
Jarzewicz J., Kościoły romańskie w Polsce, Kraków 2014.