Høyjord Stave Church

Andebu, Norway

Høyjord stave church was built in the end of the 11th century. The church was later removed once and rebuilt. Last reconstruction was completed in 1950. The church is also the only stave church which is left in the county of Vestfold.The church is one of two preserved churches having a pillar or post in the middle. In addition tho this central post there are 12 staves, all of which supports the building. Each stave has a unique design.



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Founded: c. 1190
Category: Religious sites in Norway


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Melanie (2 years ago)
Beautiful historic place!
Ida Vinten-johansen (2 years ago)
Sebastian Komarek (3 years ago)
Hello People ??‍♂️?? This is my number. 2 The stave church Højord Stavkirke - was closed today, but I read on the website of the church that it can be visited with a guide. There are only 28 of the original stave churches of which there were about a thousand - this is info from Wikipedia. The information below comes from: kirken.no The church's address is Skjelbredveien 15, 3158 Andebu. Number of seats (approved capacity): 175 The oldest part of the stave church and the choir is from the 12th century, while the nave is said to have been built in the 14th century. The church is one of three stave churches in Norway that have a central pillar as a load-bearing structure. This symbolizes Christ. The supporting framework of the nave itself consists of 12 pillars, the staves which have given the name to this rare type of church and symbolize the apostles. The ceiling in the choir is decorated and has i.a. borders and painted scenes from both the Old and New Testaments. The altarpiece with a motif from the crucifixion is from the 1630s and 40s and has carvings in the so-called Jarlsberg Renaissance. From the church's oldest times, a richly decorated bronze wing ("pennant") is preserved, which is believed to have originated from Count Alv Erlingson's Viking ship. Høyjord Stave Church has been through several alterations and had the characteristic passage that we know from other stave churches until 1689. A major restoration was completed in the early 1950s. Høyjord Stave Church has a distinctive and atmospheric atmosphere that is well worth experiencing. Guided tour of the stave church During the period 1 - 30 July, the church is open for guided tours. Regards ??‍♂️????
Shelby Mayfield (3 years ago)
Couldn't go inside, but still enjoyed going. Very peaceful and beautiful views.
peter van lom (5 years ago)
Fine place for photographing.
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