Lomen Stave Church

Lomen, Norway

Lomen stave church was built in the second half of the 12th century. Through dendrochronological dating the church has been dated to 1179, but the first reference in written sources is not until 1325 and 1334, at that time as 'Hvams kirke'. The church was rebuilt and enlarged in 1779. The church is supported by 4 columns, and has three lavishly carved portals, chancel-arches and column capitals. During the last refurbisment of the church, an archaeological excavation was carried out and 71 artifacts were found, including pieces of jewelry and coins. Some of the coins were as old as the 12th century.

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Fylkesveg 293 20, Lomen, Norway
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Founded: c. 1179
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Aron Scholtens (7 months ago)
Beautiful ancient stave church, you must go and visit if you're in the area.
Atse L. (13 months ago)
Beautiful location and church, unfortunately not open for visits when we where there
Bas Keetelaar (13 months ago)
Short walk from the (small) car park, probably not too crowded compared to other stave churches.
Øyvind Wæhle (13 months ago)
Fantastisk flott gammelt kirkebygg.
chen zhang (2 years ago)
很漂亮
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