The oldest part of the presently visible church at När is the tower, erected at the middle of the 13th century. Originally, it was designed to be able to function as a defensive tower, with arrowslits still visible on the first floor. The present nave and choir of the church were added to the tower around the year 1300. Of an earlier, Romanesque church on the same site no traces remain today.

Externally, the church has two portals decorated with stone sculptures on the southern façade. Internally, the nave is divided in two by two central columns. Among the furnishings, the Romanesquebaptismal font is the oldest. It was made by the sculptor known as Hegvald and its sculptured reliefs display religious motifs. The church also has a late medieval triumphal cross. Other furnishings are mostly from the 17th and early 18th centuries. In one of the lychgates leading to the church, a decorated tombstone from 1322 is displayed.

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

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Väldigt fin och mysig kyrka
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En fin gammal kyrka som även har en askelund.
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