Skörstorp Church

Falköping, Sweden

Skörstorp Church was built in the middle of the 12th century, and is the only remaining medieval round church in the Diocese of Skara. It derives its shape from originally being built to serve several different purposes; apart from a place of worship, it also served a defensive purpose, i.e. it was a fortified church. The church has been altered successively throughout the centuries.

The church porch is not original though it may date from the Middle Ages. The large wooden spire was built in 1666, and a burial chapel for the Spens family was built in 1660. The burial chapel has served as the sacristy since 1810. Among the furnishings, the baptismal font is the oldest and dates from the 13th century. The altarpiece was donated to the church in 1748, while the pulpit was made in 1709. The church has two church bells, the larger of them was made in 1526. The vaults supporting the church ceiling were probably built at the end of the Middle Ages.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Göran Pettersson (19 months ago)
En speciell plats, en av ytterst få rundkyrkor som fortfarande användes
Ingela Ivarsson (23 months ago)
This small unique round church has a lot to show. The church building itself is stately in design, simple but with small details that make it extra interesting. Next to the church is a simple belfry in red with a black roof. The interior is very worth seeing.
Jörgen Sundh (23 months ago)
Ann-cathrine Carlsson (2 years ago)
Tip round must be answered when you are there. Cannot answer afterwards in the app!
Carina Marika Norberg (3 years ago)
Unique round small church
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