Rokke Church

Halden, Norway

Rokke church is a Romanesque stone church built in the 12th century. It was restored and rebuilt in 1886. Several remains of burials under the church floor were found then. Lars Ovesen made the church pulpit and altarpiece in 1685. Rokke church has one Olav Statue from the 1300s and three figures of saints.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Sung Starling112 (2 years ago)
Baptized there
Emil Soderholm (3 years ago)
Nice place
Sebek Komarenko (3 years ago)
Nice trip with the catalog in hand Haldenkanalen from 2021/2022 today on 09/19/21 I visited 10 churches. I recommend it to everyone and invite you to me on Facebook @comar.foto and FB Group : Norway Travel Lovers
Trond Iversen (3 years ago)
Great old church
Ragnar Tollefsen (4 years ago)
Idyllically located along the Rokkeveien lies this fine medieval church that was built in the 1100-1200s. The church was built in 1886 and the windows and doorways were changed the same year. A medieval church worth visiting.
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