Styrvoll Church

Larvik, Norway

Styrvoll Church (Norwegian: Styrvoll kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Larvik Municipality, Norway. It is located in the village of Styrvoll. The white, stone church was built in a long church design around the year 1150 using plans drawn up by an unknown architect. The church seats about 100 people.

The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the year 1385, but the church was not built that year. The small stone church was likely built in the middle of the 12th century. The building was originally dedicated to Saint Laurentius. The building is a long church with a rectangular nave and a choir that is almost square. For many years the church was owned by the Count of Larvik. In 1766, the church was sold to local farmers. The municipality took over ownership of the church in 1867. In the 1870s, the church was repaired. The roof structure was rebuilt and the tower on the roof was built at that time.

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Lågendalsveien, Larvik, Norway
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Tore S (2 years ago)
Small medieval church from the 12th century with 100 seats.
tettemedbilen (2 years ago)
Nice little old church
Geir Magnerud (2 years ago)
Cozy, well-kept and intimate old church, with thick brick walls from about 1150.
Steinar Toralf Eiken (4 years ago)
The guidelines for FHI were very well taken care of.
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