Foss church is first time mentioned in 1157, but it has been reconstructed several times. The tower dates from the 1870s. The altarpiece was painted by Pehr Hörberg in 1700s.



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


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Kjell Olseke (4 years ago)
Uråldrig bygd.
Josefina hedemaeki (5 years ago)
Anna Schewenius (5 years ago)
Fredrik Olsson (6 years ago)
Under min uppväxt hade jag fina stunder här!
Adam Johansson (7 years ago)
Utanför kyrkan finns en tavla om platsens historia. Vilket många andra kyrkor saknar. Heder åt detta. En kyrka har legat på samma plats sedan mitten av 1100-talet. Dagens kyrka liknar mest en så kallad Tengnérlada och ger ingen extra upplevelse även om den delar grund med en mycket gammal kyrka. Platsen är vacker som ligger på en höjd över Foss socken.
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