Wierzbno – St Joseph’s Church

History

The parish church of Wierzbno was erected in the second half of the 15th century. It was mentioned for the first time in 1493. After the Reformation, in the 30s of the 16th century was taken over by Evangelicals. In 1733, the interior of the church was completely rebuilt and the ceiling was decorated with figural polychrome, founded by the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I. In 1839, a ridge turret was erected on the roof of the church, and in 1854 a medieval sacristy was demolished at the north wall of the nave. In 1945 the church was consecrated as a Roman Catholic church.

Architecture

The church was built as an orientated, late gothic and aisleless church with a tower from the west on a rectangular plan, close to the square. It is culminated with corner pinnacles and decorated with lancet blendes. There is also a gothic pointed portal. In the façades of the nave, the windows and doors were unfortunately rebuilt. In the northern elevation on the east side there are relics of the late gothic sacristy, later in the function of the tomb. In the crown of the side elevations, below the cornice can be seen the remains of the late gothic two-colored ornamental frieze. The eastern gable is divided into seven lancet blendes in plaster bands.

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Website zabytek.p, Kościół fil. pw. św. Józefa Wierzbno.