Old Edøy Church

Smøla, Norway

Old Edøy Church was built around the year 1190. It has had numerous renovations over the years to enlarge it and repair it. After several hundred years of use, it was too small and old to continue as the main church for the parish, so it was decided to build a new Edøy Church. The new church would be built to the north, on the island of Smøla instead of the more isolated location of the old church on the small island of Edøya. After the new church was completed in 1885, the old church was not regularly used and in 1887 there was a fire and the church burned down. The ruins of the old church remained until after World War II, when in 1946-1947, the church was rebuilt in a historically-accurate manner and is now protected as a historic site.

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Founded: 1190
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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