Sem Church

Tønsberg, Norway

Sem Church was built in the 1100s as a parish church for the royal Sem Manor (Sem hovedgård). It has been restored and altered several times, 1690, 1770, 1924, 1955 and 1959. Near the church is a small burial chapel Det wedelske gravkapell for the noble family of Jarlsberg Manor. The pulpit dates from 1592 and altar from the 17th century.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Karin Elise Syvertsen (3 years ago)
Strong teleloop?
Hege Pettersen (3 years ago)
Cozy little church
Ole-Christian Vagle (5 years ago)
Ragnar Tollefsen (5 years ago)
This must be that of the medieval churches in Vestfold with the most history. The church belonged to Sem castle farm in the beginning and was a long church for the Wedel family. Today's church was built in the early 1100s. The Wedel family had its own burial chapel that can be seen through two carved crosses in an iron door. The coat of arms of the Welsh family stands over the door. Stop and see this historic medieval church.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Trencín Castle

Trenčín Castle is relatively large renovated castle, towering on a steep limestone cliff directly above the city of Trenčín. It is a dominant feature not only of Trenčín, but also of the entire Považie region. The castle is a national monument.

History of the castle cliff dates back to the Roman Empire, what is proved by the inscription on the castle cliff proclaiming the victory of Roman legion against Germans in the year 179.

Today’s castle was probably built on the hill-fort. The first proven building on the hill was the Great Moravian rotunda from the 9th century and later there was a stone residential tower, which served to protect the Kingdom of Hungary and the western border. In the late 13th century the castle became a property of Palatine Matúš Csák, who became Mr. of Váh and Tatras.

Matúš Csák of Trenčín built a tower, still known as Matthew’s, which is a dominant determinant of the whole building.