Ventlinge Church

Degerhamn, Sweden

Ventlinge Church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, was built during the first half of the 1100's. It began as a towerless vestibule church of Romanesque style. Around the year 1200, a defensive tower entirely on its own grounds was added. Above the staircase entrance in the porch is a throw shaft straight up through the wall. Church defenders could also stand on the tower’s second floor and throw stones at unwelcome visitors. In 1812, the church was repaired and rebuilt so its medieval character was lost. The lantern was added to the tower in 1825.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

More Information

terii.wordpress.com

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Ida (23 months ago)
Ida (23 months ago)
Claes Kornevall (23 months ago)
Atmospheric Christmas carrot kl0500.
Claes Kornevall (23 months ago)
Atmospheric Christmas carrot kl0500.
patrik throfast (2 years ago)
En plats att minnas sina egna bortgångna. Och även få njuta av lite jazztoner en nyårsafton.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.