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KOTLOW- village in south Wielkopolska.
Romanesque church from half XII century.
Rebuilding and expanded in XVIII and XX century.

The term Romanesque, like many other stylistic designations of periods in architecture, was not a term contemporary with the art it describes, but an invention of modern scholarship to categorize a period. The term "Romanesque" attempts to link the architecture of the 11th and 12th centuries in medieval Europe to Roman Architecture, based on similarities of forms and materials. Romanesque is characterized by a use of round arches, barrel vaults, cruciform piers supporting vaults, and groin vaults. It is often referred to in Britain as Norman architecture.

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