St. Ursula Church

Strońsko, Poland

St. Ursula Church is one of the oldest brick churches in Poland. It was erected in the years 1235-1247, probably as a private church of the owner Mściwój Pobóg. In 1601 a sacristy was added from the North. In 1726 the western corpus of the church was demolished and the nave was extended to the West. At the beginning of the 20th century a tower was added in the south-western corner of the church, as well as the northern chapel and a southern porch.



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Strońsko, Poland
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Founded: 1235-1247
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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