Rollag Stave Church

Rollag, Norway

Rollag Stave Church was probably originally built in second half of the 12th century, though not much is left of the original church. Originally, the church has been a simple church with a rectangular nave. It was first mentioned in written sources in 1425. It was rebuilt around 1660 into a cruciform church. Around 1760, an additional lining wall was placed on top of the structure and the church was extended to the west.

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Founded: c. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Karen Høie (2 months ago)
There is easy access to Rollag stave church, from National Highway 40 you turn off onto National Highway 107, and can continue on this until you enter National Highway 40 further away. Recommend the small detour, the church is beautifully and peacefully located, it is richly decorated, and the old cemetery is also atmospheric. Close by is Rollag bygdetun, also well worth a stop. Quoting from the pages of The Norwegian Church: "The medieval church was a small stave building, presumably with an apse-shaped choir and a chancel around it. The north and south walls of the nave, including sleepers and "staves" in each corner, are what remains of this church today. As the population increased, generations of "røllinger" expanded and rebuilt, demolished and painted walls, subtracted and added, based on the needs they had. Rollag church is not a solidified museum object, but a living traditional building."
FreeTime Worker (3 years ago)
Old Stave Church. Its not many this old. ?
Neeltje Westra (3 years ago)
This church is definitely worth a visit! The location and the interior are beautiful! The friendly guide gives a lot of interesting information and context about the church.
sayeh larsen (5 years ago)
Most charming Christmas service, with music and traditional dance. A must see if you are anywhere near.
Mark Rollag (5 years ago)
Being Rollag this was amazing piece of heritage.
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