The first mention of the church in Vigala dates back to 1339. It was built by Uexkülls, the oldest noble family of Livonia. The old church was a slate building with high gables. The choir was vaulted and a free-standing tower was erected in the 15th century. Due to the suboptimal loamy ground new towers had to be erected repeatedly.

The architect Alar Kotli designed the bell tower to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the battle of Vigala. The interior has many interesting artefacts. The Baroque pulpit and altar are made by C. Ackermann in 1670-1680. The granite figures of a soldier and a farmer on the supportive pillars of the tower were hidden in the ground during the Soviet era.·There is also a rare slate cross with mysterious symbols in the church in Vigala.

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Founded: 1339
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)


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Vigala Maarja kirik , Raplamaa , Kivi-Vigala küla 58.710650, 24.368085‎ 58° 42' 38.34", 24° 22' 5.11 Эта постройка является самой старой в Киви-Вигала. Церковь была построена впервые перой половине 14 века. Однонефная церквовь была построена в готическом стиле. С того времени сохранилась только хоровая часть здание, так как зал и башня были построены в более позднее время. В 1933 году была построена башня церкви Вигала (архитектор – Алар Котли), башня была своеобразным памятником людям, которые пали во ремя революции 1905 года, а также во время Первой мировой войны и во время Освободительной войны. На доске, расположенной на стене церкви, написаны имена погибших людей, в том месте, где расположены доски, расположены консоли, где находятся скульптуры «Солдат» и «Крестьянин». В церкви, где находится дверь церкви, расположен Освободительный крест. Башнию восстановили в изначальном виде в мае 1988 году, это был перым восстановленым памятником после Освободительной войны в Эстонии. На северном берегу реки Энге, в восточной части от церкви, находится кладбище Вигала. В окрестностях церкви находятся некоторые средневековые каменные кресты. На этом кладбище похоронен писатель и журналист Михкель Айтсам, а также жертвы революции 1905 года, Бернхард Лайпманн и Тынис Эрвин, фольклорист М. Й. Эйсен и родители В. Тормисе.
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