Bottna Church

Dingle, Sweden

Bottna Church dates from the 12th century when the sea level was much higher, possibly reaching the foot of the hill on which the church stands. The church retains the character of the Middle Ages when entrances were on the southern long wall. The door was moved, but the doorway remains, where there is a carved stone relief.The walls surrounding the basilica and parts of the chancel are original. Additions were made to the chancel during the 16th or 17th centuries. The altarpiece, possibly a war trophy from Germany during the Thirty Years' War, was a gift from local man Bishop Johan Wingård. The church bell, cast in 1736, hung in a separate belfry until the present tower was built.

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

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www.vastsverige.com

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Sandra Eliasson (3 years ago)
Nice church
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Finest church in Bohuslän
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