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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Ceanyth (Ceanyth) (11 months ago)
Just amazing
Filip Galiza (2 years ago)
Another beautiful example of 12th century Norwegian stave church architecture. Loads of little details during a time when life was hard and craftsmanship was really looked up to. I visited the church when it was closed but I still opened the property gate and walked around the church and the bell tower. If you do so, please be very respectful of the properties and the building and note the security cameras around this ancient building. Also, you must park a tad down the road and walk up to the church.
Briana Howard (2 years ago)
Please provide better signage for parking.
Aron Scholtens (2 years ago)
Beautiful ancient stave church, you must go and visit if you're in the area.
Atse L. (3 years ago)
Beautiful location and church, unfortunately not open for visits when we where there
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