Västerhejde Church

Västerhejde, Sweden

The church was built in Romanesque style during the 13th century, but underwent some changes during the 19th century. The southern portal was then removed, and the spire of the tower changed from its original, pointed design to its presently visible crow-stepped design, traditionally not found on churches of Gotland. The altarpiece, pulpit and pews date from the 17th century. An oil painting by Fredrik Westin that hangs in the church is a gift from Princess Eugenie of Sweden and Norway, who spent several summers in the countryside near the church.

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

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Marie Säther (2 years ago)
I go here to leave flowers for the memorial grove. In memory of my wonderful most beloved Grandma ?.
Jeanette Granlund (2 years ago)
Nice church with Trappsteg tower, the only one on Gotland. Well worth viewing ?
Matteo Zampatti (3 years ago)
Really cool church and small lake
Anita Söderholm (4 years ago)
It is so nicely maintained. Always freshly cut lawn, raked the gravel paths and nice flowers
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