New town

New town

A large village with over 2000 inhabited, located on the Sona River (the left tributary of Wkra), by the Płońsk-Nasielsk road. The seat of the commune office.

The beginnings of the settlement are related to the existence of an early medieval stronghold, and then the princely court. W XIV w. there were courts of law here and the seat of the non-town starosty. Location of the city in 1388 r. from the granting of the Duke of Mazovia Janusz I. W 1420 r. Chełmno municipal rights were confirmed and extended. Dynamic development in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. based on brewing, distillery and cloth production. From 1564 r. the city was the seat of the starost. As a result of the destruction during the Swedish wars in the mid. 17th and early 18th century. and numerous natural disasters, the city fell. From 1752 r. Kazimierz Krasiński was the starost of the New Town, itinerant great crown. W 1792 r. built wooden town hall. W 1869 r. loss of city rights. 15-17 of August 1920 r. fierce battles with the Bolsheviks in the city and its vicinity 4 i 16 She led the Rifle Division from the composition of the XV army 18 DP under the command of gen. Franciszek Kraliczka-Krajowski from the 5th Army of the Polish Army. W 1939 r. The New Town counted 3000 inhabited. During World War II, the Jewish population was confined to the ghetto, then taken to extermination camps, and the village buildings were seriously damaged.

Parish Church. pw. Holy Trinity erected in 2 half. XV w. W XVI w. extension of the chapel from the south. Rebuilt at the turn

XVII i XVIII w. Late Gothic, made of brick with decorative use of zendrówka and field stones, buttressed. A stone mask is embedded in the outer wall of the chancel, perhaps an earlier pagan deity. Single-bay, with a narrower one, chancel closed on three sides. Gothic portals z 2 half. XV w. In the presbytery there are recesses for sedilia with semicircular ones, arcades overhanging consoles. Inside, an 18th-century painting of the Mother of God with Child, surrounded by local cult. Belfry of 1863 r. wooden, on a square plan. Pole structure, boarded. Jednokondygnacyjna, covered with a tented roof with a lantern. In the upper parts of the walls alternately along 2 or 3 bell openings.

At the Roman Catholic cemetery, a large collective grave of Polish soldiers who died in 1920 r.

Jewish cemetery, on the so-called. The farm. Neglected, approx. 10 tombstones, one of them has a date – 1840.

A natural monument in the village – erratic boulder, medium-grained pink gneiss, about height 100 cm and circumference 1470 cm.

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