Östra Ryd Church

Östra Ryd, Sweden

Östra Ryd Church was built around the year 1300 and the nave and vaults were constructed around 1430. The church was rebuilt completely in the 1700s, when the tower was added. The altar screen is made of oak in 1488. The limestone font dates from the mid-1200s and wooden cruficixes from the 1400s. There is also a chapel of Brahe family, added in 1690-1693. They donated lot of valuable inventory to Östra Ryd church, most of them were war trophies from the Thirty Years' War.

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

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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Pentti Savolainen (22 months ago)
Beautiful surroundings even in winter clothes
Inger Dahlberg (3 years ago)
Great old 13th century church with roots in Gustav Vada and Axel Oxenstierna.
Dirk Wolf (3 years ago)
Nice walks
Martin Eriksson (4 years ago)
Mycket fin kyrka med anor från Gustav Vasas tod
Arvid Venngren (4 years ago)
Jättefin liten landsbygdskyrka
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