Daugård Church

Daugård, Denmark

The large white-washed church in Daugård has a Romanesque choir and nave with late Gothic additions: a tower to the west and a porch to the south. The choir arch seems expanded in the late Gothic period and like the eastern part of the choir rebuilt in monk bricks.

Upon the north wall of the choir were in 1956 found fragmentaric Romanesque frescoes from c. 1200. The altarpiece is a typical work by Jens Hiernøe from c. 1800 with corintich pillars, vases and symbols. In the big field a painting from the late 1800s, a copy of Carl Bloch's Gethsemane. Chalice from 1692. Late Gothic ore candelabres. A fine Romanesque font with lions with characteristic manes, reflecting ornaments from the Viking period and connecting it to fonts in Ejstrup and Nr. Snede church. A pulpit in simple Renaissance from 1610 with Tuscany corner pillars, repaired in 1939.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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hanne sørensen (9 months ago)
Beautiful
Lars “zpaze” Møllenberg (2 years ago)
Nice and clean toilet :-)
Marion Jørgénsen (3 years ago)
#lille nice church is located on the outskirts of the city
Kevin Sorensen (3 years ago)
The year of Daugård church's construction is lost in uncertainty. It is believed that through the style and knowledge of the construction of other churches, it will be possible to date the church from the end of the 12th century or the beginning of the 13th century, just like the other two churches in the pastorate, Ørum and Urlev. The considerable whitewashed Daugård church, is very picturesque over Ørum å's valley a bit east of Daugård town. The church chancel and roof are leaded, while the porch is red-tiled. The building consists of a Romanesque choir and nave with two late Gothic extensions: tower to the west and porch on the south side. The church is built of rubble that has partly preserved their original wall decorations (lisens and round arch friezes on two floors). The eastern part of the choir has been rebuilt in late Gothic times. This gave the choir a cross-vaulted lower space that opens onto the nave by a pointed arch. The late Gothic porch has a ridge gable with seven round-arched high-blinds, saw changes, and at the bottom cross-blinds. The Romanesque south door has been preserved, while the north door and windows from Romanesque times have been walled up. The church has belonged to the manor Williamsborg, whose owners J. Fr. von Schmidten and his wife undertook a major restoration in 1792. In 1810 it was taken over by a group of residents and on 18 June 1914 it passed into private ownership. So in six years we can celebrate Daugård church's 100th anniversary as a self-owned church. On the north wall of the chancel, Roman lime materials from 1200, the sacrament and the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem have been recited in 1956. At the choir arch there are whitewashed vine decorations from the Reformation period. Other paintings from the same periods are again covered. The altarpiece was made by Jens Hiernø from 1800 with Corinthian columns, vases and hanging symbols. In the large field, a painting from the end of the 19th century can be seen. It is a copy of C. Bloch's Gethsemane. The altar cloth is made by the church's former organist, Alma Kramer, Ørum. In the church there is also a small oak crucifix with separate feet. - The limestone made of silver is from 1692. - The ore candlesticks are late Gothic. - The baptismal font is a Romanesque granite font with lions with very characteristic manes that reflect the ornamentation of the Viking Age. - The baptismal font is a southern German dish from around 1575 with production of the announcement and later initials for Johanne Madsdatter Schielderup. The church pulpit is in a simple renaissance style from around 1610 with Tuscan corner pillars. - The sound sky is in acanthus baroque from the 18th century. - The nave is from around 1900 and made by a local fisherman at Daugård beach. It's a five - masted ship with no name. It bears a strong resemblance to the school ship Copenhagen, which disappeared in the late 1920s off the coast of South America. - The organ was built by Frobenius and Co., Horsens 1967 and originally had five voices, but later expanded to seven voices incl. pedal and a simple manual. In the north wall of the chancel is inserted a Romanesque, cross-marked tombstone with a capital letter inscription: ACERUS CAPELAN JACET HIC (Here rests the chaplain Asser).
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