Complex of parish church of St Bartholomew, Stradów
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Complex of parish church of St Bartholomew



Example of a wooden church of the 17th century of a uniform Baroque furnishings.


The first mention of the parish dates back to 1326, although it was founded probably in the 2nd half of the 13th century. By Długosz’s account, the temple was dedicated to St Bartholomew. In the years 1561-1566, the building was held by infidels, and the Catholics regained it as a ruin and soon built a new wooden church, mentioned in the 1598 visitation records. It was consecrated before 1618. In 1656 it was burned by the Cossacks. The church as it is today was built probably in 1657 by the Kraków governor, Władysław Myszkowski of Mirów, although the visitation record from 1664 describes it as a wooden chapel made of wooden boards and thatched. The new church is mentioned no earlier than in 1699, and it was not consecrated until 1783. At the beginning of the 19th century, the belfry was demolished. In 1821 the ceiling of the nave was supported by pillars. In the 1st half of the 19th century, the church underwent a thorough reconstruction. A new belfry was erected, renovated later in 1857. At the end of the 19th century, the west porch was dismantled and the nave extended. In the years 1980-1981, the painting of Our Lady of Stradów was renovated. In the years 1982-1985, the church was dismantled to make a new wall base and a large part of wooden elements was replaced. The roofing was changed into metal sheet, a west porch was added and the belfry was renovated and moved to a new location away from the front of the church. The church was consecrated on 24 August 1985 by Bishop Stanisław Szymecki of Kielce. The presbytery was renovated in 2000.


The complex is located on a rectangular square, on a small hill in the central part of the village, on the west side of the Chrobrza-Malżyce road. The wooden, larch church was built on a high stone foundation, with a partial basement. Itis an oriented, single-nave church with a rectangular nave and presbytery closed on three sides. The nave is adjoined from the south and west by two porches and the presbytery by the sacristy from the north. The north-west corner of the square is occupied by a tower. The nave and presbytery are covered by separate roofs of copper sheet with a couple and turlin roof truss. Over the nave and porches, there is a gablet roof, hipped roof over the presbytery and lean-to roof over the sacristy. Over the nave, there is an octagonal bell turret with an bulbous roof, topped with a lantern under the cupola with a spire under the cross on the ball. The walls are boarded vertically and held by clamps, except for the south porch and the sacristy where the boarding is horizontal. On a high foundation covered with sandstone facing there is a drip edge on corbels and a string course over the plinth. The interior is finished with natural-colour wood. A flat ceiling covers the nave and presbytery. Almost the entire west wall and the lower parts of other walls are covered with wooden paneling. The organ loft rests on two columns. The fittings are chiefly Baroque of the early 18th century. In the main altar, there is a wooden crucifix; in the left side altar, there is a heavily repainted image of Our Lady of Stradów with Child of the 17th century; St Joseph with the Child on the gate and the late-Baroque painting of St Bartholomew in the right side altar and St Isidore on the gate. Some more noteworthy items are the painting of Christ the Sorrowful of the 17th century, St Mary Magdalene of the 17th or 18th century, a Baroque pulpit from the 2nd half 2nd half of the 17th century, a stone baptismal font from the 17th century and a choir of the 16th century. The belfry is a square wooden building of the pole-frame design on a stone foundation, boarded vertically, with a hipped roof covered with sheet metal, topped with a cross on the ball.

The building is accessible from outside, access to the interior upon consent of the parish priest.

Compiled by Nina Glińska, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Kielce, 28.10.2014.


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General information

  • Type: church
  • Chronology: 1657 r.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Stradów
  • Location: Voivodeship świętokrzyskie, district kazimierski, commune Czarnocin
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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