Żukowice – St Hedwig’s Church

History

   The church in Żukowice was already mentioned in 1376, but the present building was erected at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. Then it was rebuilt in the years 1583-1587, when the von Berge family burial chapel and the sacristy were added. During the Reformation in 1530, the church was taken over by Protestants, and it remained in use until 1653.

Architecture

   The church is a brick building, aisleless with a narrower, rectangular chancel on the eastern side and a slender square tower on the southern side, situated in the corner formed by the nave and the presbytery. Both the nave and the chancel were made of two bays and reinforced with corner buttresses. In the western part, a 16th-century tomb chapel of the von Berge family was added, and a small sacristy was added to the north. The oldest piece of equipment is a baptismal font made of sandstone from the 13th / 14th century.

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bibliography:
Pilch J., Leksykon zabytków architektury Dolnego Śląska, Warszawa 2005.