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 a hall church erected on a rectangular plan and has a straight ended chancel on the east side. The presbytery, surrounded by buttresses, is covered with a rib vault, with ribs placed on two brackets of sandstone from the 15th century. The sacristy is added to the chancel. The tower on the western side is surrounded by buttresses. The nave was covered with a plain ceiling made of timber boards. From the medieval equipment has survived the stoup made of sandstone from the 15th century.

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