Wooden and timber-frame churches of Great Poland
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Wooden and timber-frame churches of Great Poland

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Wooden and timber-frame churches of Great Poland

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Wooden and timber-frame churches of Great Poland

This collection includes wooden and timber-frame churches of Greater Poland. In addition to brick churches with diverse stylistic features, they constitute a distinctive attribute of the region. Their presence enriches settlement landscape and they are an extremely valuable part of cultural heritage of Greater Poland. In the Wielkopolskie voivodeship, 224 churches are entered in the register of monuments. Of that number, 46 are churches based on a timber frame, also called half-timbered structure.

They occur mostly in the north of the region, joining Western Pomerania, and they are scattered in remaining parts of the voivodeship. Part of them are post-Evangelical churches converted into Catholic ones. The vast majority of the wooden churches were built on the basis of a log structure. Part of them feature post-and-plank structure. In the region, there are churches with doubled structure, which stems from the fact that the original log structure present in them was covered from the outside by a timber frame, which was in turn covered by weatherboards or filled with brick over time. More than a dozen churches was founded in the 16th century, and a few of them have retained their original, late-Gothic form. The oldest church is located in Tarnowo Pałuckie; its oldest beams originate, reportedly, from the 14th century. A significant part (approx. 145 churches), mainly with Baroque features, came into being in the 18th century. The churches from the 19th and the 20th century are quite modest and lack innovative architectural solutions. Throughout their existence, the churches were subject to reconstruction, their fittings were changed, and successive layers of painted decorations covered their walls. The most beautiful one can be seen in Tarnowo Pałuckie and in Słopanowo.

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church of Pardon — the Church In the Field

Bralin

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Parish Church of St James

Błażejewo

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Evangelical church, currently the Roman Catholic Filial Church of St Casimir

Brokęcino

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The cemetery church of the Holy Cross

Buk

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Evangelical church

Dzierżążno Wielkie

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St Andrew the Apostle Parish Church complex

Golina

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Evangelical church

Herburtowo

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The church of St Fabian and St Sebastian

Krotoszyn

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Former Evangelical church complex

Leszno

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Evangelical church

Lotyń

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Parish Church of St Michael Archangel

Łukowo

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Parish Church of St Laurence

Mączniki

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Evangelical church

Nowe Dwory

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The tomb chapel of St Rosalia

Sławno

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Parish Roman Catholic church of St Nicholas

Słopanowo

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Church of St Leonard

Słupca

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The church of St Andrew

Słupia pod Bralinem

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Parish Church of St Martin

Śnieciska

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Evangelical church, currently Roman Catholic parish church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tarnówka

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Church of St Nicholas

Tarnowo Pałuckie

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Parish church of St Nicholas

Wierzenica

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The Parish Church of St Catherine

Bagrowo

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Church of Saints Lawrence and Andrew

Baranów

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Evangelical church, currently: Roman Catholic Filial Church of the Good Shepherd

Batorowo

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Evangelical church, currently: Roman-Catholic Filial Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Biernatowo

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Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel

Błociszewo

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St Barbara Catholic Church Complex

Bobrowniki

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Parish Church of St Nicholas

Bonikowo

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Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Borysławice Kościelne

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Parish Church of St Andrew the Apostle and St Mary Magdalene

Brody

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Parish Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

Bronikowo

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Catholic Church of St James

Budziszewko

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Filial church of St St Martin

Bukowiec

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Evangelical church, currently the Roman-Catholic Filial Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland

Chełst

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Catholic Church of St Martin

Chlewo

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Parish Church of St Catherine

Dąbcze

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Catholic Church of St Michael the Archangel

Dębno Królewskie

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Chapel of Blessed Bogumilus

Dobrów

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Church of St Michael the Archangel

Domachowo

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St Martin Church

Donaborów

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Parish Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Gogolewo

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St Margaret Parish Church Complex

Graboszewo

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Parish Church of St Martin

Granowo

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Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Grębanin

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Catholic Church of St John the Baptist

Giecz

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Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Grzegorzew

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Parish Church of St Casimir

Gułtowy

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Church of St Michael the Archangel

Jabłkowo

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Graveyard Church of St Michael

Jabłonna

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Parish Church of St Anne

Jaktorowo

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Church of St Florian

Jedlec

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Parish Church of All Saints

Jeżewo

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Filial Church of St Michael the Archangel

Jezierzyce Kościelne

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Parish Church of St Martin

Kaczkowo

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Church of St James the Great

Kamieniec

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Cemetery Church of St Lawrence

Kębłowo

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Parish Church of St Joseph the Bridegroom of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Kicin

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Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas

Kierzno

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Evangelical church, currently: Roman-Catholic Filial Church of St Anne

Kocień Wielki

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Parish Church of St Adalbert

Kościelec

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Roman Catholic filial church of St Philip and James the Apostles

Koza Wielka

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Catholic Church of All Saints

Kuchary Kościelne

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Church of St Martin

Linówiec

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Parish Church of St Hedwig

Łódź

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Church of St Nicholas

Łubowo

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Catholic Church of St Matthew the Apostle

Lubstówek

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Parish Church of St Barbara

Magnuszewice

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Catholic Church of Saints Stanislaus and Nicholas

Malanów

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Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity

Marcinki

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Complex of the former Evangelical Church of Mount Tabor

Miejska Górka

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Parish Church of St Nicholas

Młodojewo

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Catholic Church of St John the Baptist

Murzynowo Kościelne

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Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Myślniew