Voxtorp is one of the two interesting round churches in the Kalmar region. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century as the church of a large medieval farm. According to a legend, Voxtorp Church was built by a rich woman named Lona, who built it so she would not need to go to the church a gentry in Halltorp built on his manor.

Like the other churches in the area, Voxtorp became a fortified church. During the 13th century, this area was a vulnerable part of the country, threatened by Vandal pirates from the sea, and Danes from Blekinge. The fact that Voxtorp, like the neighboring church in Hagby, was a round church can be a result of the influence from the Danish island of Bornholm. There are no objects left from the earliest period of this church. The present appearance of the church is a result of a major restoration after lightning hit the church in 1958.

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Founded: c. 1240
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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