Savilahti Stone Sacristy

Mikkeli, Finland

Savilahti stone sacristy was originally a part of Savilahti church, which was destroyed for some reason. The sacristy was built approximately in 1520-1560 and it was planned to be the first part of new stone church. The plan was never finished because the King of Sweden confiscated parish during Reformation.

The sacristy have been used for burials and there are 22 graves under the floor. It was abandoded for a long time until renovations in 19th and 20th centuries. The sacristy is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Savonia area.

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Founded: 1520-1560
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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