Hangvar Church

Hangvar, Sweden

Hangvar church dates from the 13th century. The oldest parts are the choir and nave; the tower was built slightly later. The church has a decorated entrance portal, with sculpted capitals and a sculpture of a man's head above the portal. Internally, the church ceiling is supported by four vaults which rest on a central column. The base of the column is decorated with carved figures. Among the furnishings, the baptismal font is medieval, dating from circa 1250. The church has originally been decorated with six wooden sculptures dating from the Middle Ages but these are now displayed in the Gotland Museum in Visby. The altarpiece, made of wood, dates from 1684, while the pulpit is from 1633.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Camilla Stuxberg (3 years ago)
Minus because the water was not connected
Per Andersson (3 years ago)
Nils-Henrik Jansson (4 years ago)
No more difficult than the fact that it is my hometown's church and cemetery.
thegameingbros100 (5 years ago)
Piter Pan (6 years ago)
Stenkyrkan i Hangvar uppfördes under 1200-talets andra och tredje fjärdedel. Långhus och kor byggdes samtidigt medan tornet tillkom något senare. Under 1700-talet tillkom sakristian. Dopfunten härstammar från omkring 1250. Altaruppsats av trä är från 1684. Predikstolen är från 1633. År 1911 bygger E.A. Setterquist & Son, Örebro, en orgel. 1970 omändras den av Andreas Thulesius, Klintehamn. 1984 omändras den av J Künkels Orgelverkstad AB, Lund. Orgeln är mekanisk med pneumatisk väderlåda. (Wikipedias text)
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