Wola Radziszowska – church of the Assumption


   The church in Wola Radziszewska was built at the end of the fifteenth century, on the site of an older temple, related with the location of the village in the fourteenth century. Probably a hundred years later a tower was added, renovated in 1830 and again in 1875. In the latter, the whole building probably underwent renovation. In 1893, its interior was covered with polychrome.


   The church is a building orientated towards the sides of the world, made of larch wood in a log construction, without the use of nails, made of horizontally arranged wreaths made of wooden beams joined at the corners with locks. It consists of a square nave and a narrower, three-side ended chancel. From the north, the sacristy adheres to it. From the west side of the church there is a later tower, crowned with a porch, with slightly sloping walls and a pole – frame construction. The roof, which is common for the nave and the presbytery, has been covered with shingle, while the whole building is covered with vertical planks

Current state

   The church has retained its late-Gothic shape to this day. Today the most valuable element of its medieval equipment is the image of the Virgin Mary with the Child, dated to 1460, painted on a lime tree board in one of the Kraków ateliers. Of the architectural details, Gothic, ogival portals have survived.

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