Ytterselö Church

Stallarholmen, Sweden

According the legend the first church in Selaön island was built by St. Olaf (Olaf II of Norway) in early 1000s. The current Ytterselö Church dates however from the 1100s. In the late Middle Ages it was changed as a square form hall church with vaults. The funeral chapel of Soop på Mälsåker family was added in 1650. The new choir was completed in 1728.

The beautifully carved triptych dates from c. 1500 and is made in Antwerpen. The crucifix was also made around 1500 and the pulpit around 1600. There is also an unusual tomb in the churchyard; The grave of Hans Åkesson Soop has four pillars and there is stone relief of Soop and his wife.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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

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John Nilsson (6 months ago)
A wonderful church with above all fantastic staff and cantor!
Stefan Svensson (2 years ago)
Nice church on the eastern edge of Selaön.
Kim Jansson (3 years ago)
Besöker ofta lunden, pappa finns där.
Carina Sildh (3 years ago)
Nice environment outdoors.
Fredrik Snäll (3 years ago)
Nice church with good details
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