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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JyrkiR (11 months ago)
Savo's oldest buildings. The meaning of the objects did not really unfold. Was originally a low building
Hannele Hakkarainen (2 years ago)
I would have liked a guide to tell me about the artefacts and history of the place. There was a person there, but he was just there.
Tarmo Manninen (3 years ago)
A nice old part of the church where there is a small museum space inside with old church objects on display Fun items, e.g. an old footstool and penance bench where sinful citizens had to regret their actions
Irma Kaivolainen (5 years ago)
I used to live next door to it and watched the chapel many times illuminated. Admittedly, embarrassingly, I never went inside.
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