Lokrume Church

Lokrume, Sweden

Lokrume Church history dates back to the 12th century. The northern wall of the presently visible church nave dates from this century. Parts of the northern wall of the choir also date from this church. However, later reconstructions have reshaped the church and nothing more remains of this first, Romanesque church. During the second quarter of the 13th century, the larger part of the presently visible choir was built, with inspiration from churches in Visby. Slightly later is the rest of the nave and the sacristy. The last phase of the reconstruction was during the 1270s, when an earlier Romanesque tower was replaced with the presently visible one. The rebuilt church was inaugurated in 1277.

Internally, the church is sparsely decorated by frescos from the 1270s. During a renovation in 1957-62, fragments of 15th-century frescos were also discovered under layers of white paint, but these were too damaged to be restored. The frescos in the sacristy date from the 18th century. The altarpiece is from 1707, while the pulpit dates from the second half of the 17th century. The church furthermore has a triumphal cross from circa 1200, and a baptismal font by the artist known as Majestatis, dating from the later part of the 12th century. In the choir stands a choir bench made of parts dating from the 17th and 13th century respectively. Also in the choir is the tombstone of a judge name Gervid Lauks, dated 1380.



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

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Karl Högvall (2 years ago)
Lokrume Kyrka är en gotländsk kyrka bygd på 1200-talet. Kyrka har målningar ifrån 1400-talet och Dopfunten är ifrån 1100-talet. Den vackra predikstolen är ifrån 1600-talet
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