Ziemomyśl – church


   The church in Ziemomysl was established in the middle of the 13th century. It was destroyed during the Second World War and was not rebuilt.


   The church was an example of a transitional structure between the Romanesque and Gothic periods, that is, the aisleless and orientated temple, erected on a rectangular plan without a separate chancel with a western tower of the same width as the nave. Walls set on a stone foundation were made of field stones and external facades of carefully worked with granite quartz, arranged in regular layers.
The western tower was erected as an integral part of the whole building, as evidenced by the uniform wall bond, as well as the circular, moulded plinth. At its western elevation was the main entrance portal. It led to a spacious porch, which was then passed under a wide-open arch to the interior of the church. In the southern elevation of the base of the tower was another portal, which entered the steep staircase made of thick walls, leading to the upper floors of the tower and the attic of the nave.
   The original number and arrangement of windows is difficult to determine, as it have been re-walled. Certainly, it had a narrow, ogival jambs and a sloping window sill. They were made of quares and granite blocks. The relic of such a window is preserved only in the middle of the eastern façade. The eastern façade was the most ornamental. There were three narrow windows made of precisely worked quares and granite blocks. A similar pattern had brick blendes decorating the gable. The interior of the nave was covered with a timber  beam ceiling and a gable roof.

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