St. Olav's Church Ruins

Bamble, Norway

St. Olav's Church stone church was built before 1150 and probably Telemark's largest stone church in former times. It had a number of unusual building features, including lektorium and a separate room for earthly values, which today is called 'Mary's Chapel'. Probably the church was the main church in Grenland, a kind of 'county church' and therefore had the highest status of all churches in the area. Today the church ruins are located next to the newer Bamble Church.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Norway

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