Żerniki – St Lawrence’s Church

History

   St. Lawrence’s Church dates back to 1400. In the following years it underwent reconstruction, as early as the fifteenth century, the chancel was covered with a rib vault. Probably at the same age was built the upper part of the tower. In the 18th century the windows were enlarged, and in the 19th century a western portal was added. Planned for the years 1911-1914 further reconstruction was not completed due to the outbreak of World War I, and later for unknown reasons also did not come to effect. During the siege of Wroclaw in 1945 the temple was destroyed. In the years 1947-1950 reconstruction was performed.

Architecture

   It is an aisleless church, built on a rectangular plan with a straight-ended chancel on the eastern side. The chancel, reinforced with buttresses on the outside, is covered inside with a cross vault, the ribs of which are placed on two sandstone corbels from the 15th century. A sacristy is added to the chancel from the north, and a tower, also reinforced with buttresses, to the nave from the west. The nave of the temple was originally covered with a simple ceiling made of boards. A stoup made of sandstone from the fifteenth century has survived from the medieval equipment.

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Website wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Wawrzyńca we Wrocławiu-Żernikach.