Vittskövle Church

Vittskövle, Sweden

Vittskövle Church was originally built during the 12th or 13th century. In the 15th century a chapel was built to the north side. The chapel was dedicated to Saint Anne. The tower was built in the 16th century. In the 17th century a grave chapel was built for the Barnekow family.

The vaults were built in the 15th century with mural paintings from the 1480s, showing stories from Genesis. These were later painted over, but restored again in the 20th century. In the chancel, the legend of Saint Nicholas has been depicted. In Saint Annes chapel there are the symbols of the evangelists, as well as the four female medieval saints: Saint Barbara, Saint Ursula, Saint Gertrude and Saint Catherine. The baptismal font is medieval.

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

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Lars Skough (2 years ago)
Degeberga kyrka har anor sen 1100-talet men har ändrats och byggts om i omgångar sedan dess. 1863 skedde den senaste stora ombyggnaden. Jag vill titta närmare på den gamla predikstolen från 1592 som skänktes av Henrik Brahe. Även altarskåpet av Ivar Johnsson är av intresse. Att komma in i en kyrka utanför vanliga högmässor är inte lätt, men något tillfälle ska väl ges.
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