Gösslunda Church

Lidköping, Sweden

Gösslunda sandstone church has been built around the year 1100. It represents Romanesque architecture and is obviously influenced by English church building style (as well as the near Skalunda Church). Massive walls refer also that church has been constructed for defensive purposes.

There is a unique relief in the tower portal depicting the centaur with Viking helmet and sword. This pagan relief could be made to expel demons out of the church. It has also similarities to reliefs in Anglo-Saxon churches and it can be deduced that Gösslunda Church was made by unknown English master. There are also two runestones, one inside the church and another outside.

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2579, Lidköping, Sweden
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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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