Edsbro Church

Norrtälje, Sweden

The oldest part of the Edsbro Church is the nave, which was built in fieldstone during the 13th century. The sacristy was added during the 14th century and the choir was enlarged, with added details in Brick Gothic style, during the 15th century. Unusually, the church has preserved its northern wall without windows. Most medieval churches in the area originally lacked windows in their northern façade, but normally windows were opened during the subsequent centuries. Northwest of the church stands the bell tower which was erected in the middle of the 17th century. The interior is decorated with frescos added in the 17th century. They were paid for by the Lilliesparre family, owner of nearby Kragsta Manor. Among the church fittings is the 13th century baptismal font of sandstone with a base of limestone.

A major internal restoration was carried out in 1904 under the direction of the architect Bror E. Almquist (1864-1940). Subsequent restoration was carried out in 1951-1952 under the direction of conservator Sven Dalén. In 1970, the interior paintings were cleaned under the direction of conservator Bengt Grandin.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Philen Alexandersson (2 years ago)
Very beautiful but unfortunately no masses and the services are sporadic. Not much happens during the weeks but when there is something it is well attended.
Joseph Mugerwa (2 years ago)
This fine church is located 15km north of Rimbo Parish in Roslagens belonging to Uppsala diocese
Carola (3 years ago)
Nice old church.
Eric A.L. Axner (4 years ago)
Incredibly wonderful church. One of the best in northern Uppland!
Joakim Langer (10 years ago)
A fantastic church located on a hill in the middle of the village. the memory grove is so nice and beautiful, We usually sit there on a bench during the spring evenings
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