The Church of St. Birgit

Vihti, Finland

The first stone church in Vihti was built in the end of Middle Ages, probably between years 1500-1520. Unfortunately it was located to a very soft ground and structures started to fall apart in the 17th century. Until 1801 humidity was damaged church so much that local municipality of Vihti decided to sell the church. Woods and stones were ripped off and used as part of local barns.

The church was finally destroyed in storm 1869 when western wall collapsed. Nowadays there are only ruins left of the church and the stone sacristy which is used in ceremonies.

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Founded: 1500-1520
Category: Ruins in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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