4. Churches, Cemeteries and Monuments

Additional Literature: Bronisch: "Die Kunst- und Kulturdenkmäler der Provinz Pommern, Kreis Bütow", Publisher L. Saunier, Stettin, 1939

4.1. Lutheran Church

The old Lutheran Church, a half-timbered building with a wooden roof and dating to the 17th century, stood in the garden of the pastorate. In the years 1887/88 a new church with more than 1,000 seats was built on a hill to the south of the village on land donated by the occupant of the Dorfmühle, FEHSER. The consecration of the new church was directed by General-Superintendent PÖTTER from Stettin and was attended by the local population on the 27th of February 1889. Also two children were to be christened at the time of the consecration: 1 boy and 1 girl. The boy was WILHELM TRAPP, who was a teacher and who fell in World War I. The girl was a daughter of master baker SCHRÖDER from Groß Tuchen. EMIL TRAPP was present as a 12 year old. In World War II the steeple and two sides of the church were damaged by shellfire and a window was blown out.

4.2. Catholic Church

The old Catholic Church was built of scrap lumber, sheathed with boards and with a shingled roof. It burned down in 1899 during the Great Fire in Groß Tuchen and was replaced after World War I by a new one with a tiled roof and a pointed masonry steeple with a copper roof . The church remained undamaged in World War II. Earlier there had been a cemetery around the church.

4.3. Cemeteries

4.4. Monuments

War Memorial: The War Memorial from World War I was of gray-white granite and was damaged on top by a hand grenade. In 1945 the Poles covered the side plates, on which on all four sides about 160 names of the fallen from World War I were inscribed, with plaster and placed holy picture on top.