Pelplin Abbey

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Pelplin Abbey (Latin: Polplinum) is a former Cistercian abbey, located in Pelplin, Poland, to the south of Gdańsk.

It was founded in 1258 by Sambor II, Duke of Pomerania, as "Samboria", and was a daughter house of the Cistercian Doberan Abbey. It was first sited in Pogódki (Pogutken) near Kościerzyna (Berent) and re-located in 1276 to Pelplin. By decree of the Prussian government of 5 March 1823 it was dissolved. Since 1824 the church, as Pelpin Cathedral, has been the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pelplin.

Main building[edit]

Work on the Brick Gothic building (length 80 m, height 26 m) began in 1289. The church was finished in 1323; additional work was completed in 1557.

References[edit]

  • Antoni, Michael, 1993: Dehio-Handbuch der Kunstdenkmäler, West- und Ostpreußen, pp. 469-473 (with plan). Munich and Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag. ISBN 3-422-03025-5
  • Binding, Günther, Untermann, Matthias, 2001: Kleine Kunstgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Ordensbaukunst in Deutschland, 3rd edn., p. 222 (with plan). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt. No ISBN
  • Dehio, Georg, 1922: Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler, Zweiter Band Nordostdeutschland, 2nd edn., pp 362 ff. (edited by Julius Kohte). Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth A.G.
  • Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Hanna; Omilanowska, Małgorzata; Pasieczny, Robert, 2001: Atlas zabytków architektury w Polsce, p. 44. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. ISBN 83-01-13478-X
  • Pasierb, Janusz, 1993: Der Pelpliner Dom, Pelplin Diözesanverlag. No ISBN
  • Schneider, Ambrosius, 1986: Lexikale Übersicht der Männerklöster der Cistercienser im deutschen Sprach- und Kulturraum, in: Schneider, Ambrosius; Wienand, Adam; Bickel, Wolfgang; Coester, Ernst (eds.): Die Cistercienser, Geschichte – Geist – Kunst, 3rd edn., p. 683. Cologne: Wienand Verlag. ISBN 3-87909-132-3


Coordinates: 53°56′00″N 18°42′00″E / 53.93333°N 18.70000°E / 53.93333; 18.70000