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Lietzen
the templars commandery
Templar Route | Lietzen | Chwarszczany | Rurka
Commandery

At present conditions its very hard to speak about the original Lietzen commandery plan, for most of the buildings have been pulled down and new ones, fulfilling other functions have appeard. No iconographical records or precise archive data about the commandery buildings have survived to our times. What is more, no archeological research has been carried out in this area.

chapel

Chapel

Chapel

The remaining of the original commandery building is the order's chapel located in northern area of the funding. The building was constructed in roman style in the second half of XIII century from accuratly processed granite blocks. The temple was set up upon an oblong plan with two stepped portals on the western and southern side. In XV century the church was considerably transformed. In the first stage the eastern part was taken apart. Next, with usage of the demolishion debris, a five-laterally closed presbitery was built. The interiors were divided into spans and covered with a star-shaped(?) dome. On the north-east side, in place of the original one, a duble-spaned vestry was reconstructed. Later the window slots were enlarged, the southern portal was walled up and on the southern side a bolt turret(?) toped with slender signature(?), was built. Inside, among the baroque outfit, the only existing relic from the times of the templars is the gravestone of Magdeburgian canon Johanes von Niendrop, who died in 1276...

chapel

Chapel

The Granery

Another relic of the original funding is the stone granary situated on the southern side of the temple. Building that is constructed on four-lateral plan and situated on the east-west axis, was covered with high, duble-fall(?) roof. In the wall surrounding the granary, a small slots closed by the sharp-arched elements are located. They look as shooting-slots. In the western top, a sharp-arched biforium(?) from late gothic is situated. It is supposed that the bottom parts of the granary comes from the times of templar. Building determines this commandery to be economic center of order's latifundiums.

Tekst: Blazej Skazinski

translation: Mateusz Drachal

the granary

The Granary

(Foto: Maciej Salanski)

 

plan siedziby komandorii

map of commandery from XVIII century

spichlerz na pocz. XX w.

The Granary (XIX/XX century)

spichlerz

The Granary

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