Övraby Church Ruins

Halmstad, Sweden

Övraby stone church was built around the year 1100 to the site of older church. There was also a Dominican monastery nearby in or around 1260. Halmstad moved in the 1320s to its present location and the old settlement came to be known as Övraby. The Swedish army’s ravages in the 1560s during the Northern Seven Years' War meant the end of “the upper village”. The church was burned to the ground and the site abandoned. The ruins were excavated by archaeologists in the 1930s.

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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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databas.halland.se

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