The oldest parts of Vickleby church date from the mid-1100s. the tower, also built for defensive purposes, was completed around 1200. Vickleby church (as well as other churches nearby) were heavily damaged by Danish army in 1677. The eastern part and apsis were rebuilt in 1778.

The interior date mainly from the 18th century, like the altar (1778) and pulpit (1763). The stone-made babtismal font was made for the original church in the late 1100s.

References:
  • Wikipedia
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: ca. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Micael Rejbrand (28 days ago)
Beautiful...
Göran Lundberg (4 months ago)
An old nice church, they are tidying up the cemetery
Kirk Wilson (7 months ago)
Looking forward to visiting this church in May 2021 . My ancestors Reinius were buried here in 1765 and 1781.
Gunilla Carter (2 years ago)
Beautiful church in picturesque village.
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Nice oasis on Öland.
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