Skee Church

Strömstad, Sweden

Skee church was made of granite in the 1100s and it was enlarged in 1794-1795. The belfry was added in 1673. The fine detail is Madonna sculpture made of black soapstone, dating from the 1200s. The altarpiece dates from 1490s and pulpit from 1671. It was a gift from Sven Ranck, the owned of Blomsholm manor.

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986, Strömstad, Sweden
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Details

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

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www.vastsverige.com

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Sverker Schewenius (2 years ago)
A nice church from the old days.
rolfarne evensen (2 years ago)
Unfortunately, the church was closed when we were there. Missing an info board with information about the church's history and inventory. Got interesting info from someone who looked after his grave there. Very well-kept and nice cemetery.
Monica Odell (2 years ago)
In Skee's beautiful church from the 12th century, a service was held on February 13, where the bishop of the Diocese of Gothenburg received our new vicar, Olle Åsenius, in Strömstad's rectory
Line Hansen (5 years ago)
Dad logs in Peace here
Sven-christer Mollgren-Uhlenius (5 years ago)
Baptism for Charlie fine church
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