Gjellerup Church

Herning, Denmark

Gjellerup Church, built in the 12th century, is unique for its Latin inscription in the tympanon above former door facing to the south. The inscription, carved in 1140, makes Gjellerup Church the oldest dated building in Denmark. The church is consecrated to the Roman martyr St. Laurentius. There are traces of a Romanesque tower, and the sheer size of the church is remarkable. The oldest parts are the chancel and nave. The southern nave was added around 1540, the porch oin 1650 and current tower in 1784.

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Kirkebyvej 1, Herning, Denmark
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Founded: c. 1140
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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egon gindler (5 months ago)
Nice old church
Jytte Larsen (13 months ago)
Beautiful old church, atmospheric.
Henrik Mortensen (14 months ago)
A church like so many others, with well-kept, completely in tasteful traditional style. The only time I have been there was then to a funeral where everything just worked perfectly in line with the wishes of the deceased. What more could the bereaved want? ?
lil netto samsung (2 years ago)
It is a place where you can make new friends. And that just mega fat
Christian Dall (2 years ago)
Beautiful big church and nice funeral of my uncle
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