Hulterstad Church

Mörbylånga, Sweden

The construction of defensive tower, the oldest part of Hulterstad Church, was completed around the year 1200. There are also some remains of older building from the early 1100’s below the ground. In 1803 the church was reconstructed to the present, single-nave and rectangular shape.

The interior originates from several centuries. Oldest artefacts are the baptismal font and the painted consecration cross from Middle Ages. Mural paintings in arches were painted in the 1600s. The large bell was made in 1631 by Jurgen Putensen. The organs date from 1867, designed by L. Hedin. In 1676 the royal warship wrecked outside Hulterstad and a most of the crew were buried in the cemetery.

There is a small museum in one of the tower's floors including some runestones. Some stones have been found under the tower's ground floor.

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Founded: ca. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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