Knutby Church

Knutby, Sweden

Knutby church is a medieval stone church built probably in the late 13th century. The sacristy was built during the 1300s or 1400s. The porch was added probably in the 1400s. The nave, together with the tall and wide chancel is covered by a single pitched roof. The interior is richly decorated with murals, more than any other of Uppland churches.

Albertus Pictor was the author of the younger paintings depicting the life of Jesus with Old Testament features. The main restoration was made in 1925 and unveiled paintings and furnishings were restored to their original color scheme from the 1700s.

There are several medieval artifacts. The font, made of Gotland limestone, was made between 1250-1300. The triumphal crucifix date back to the 1200’s and the triptych to the 1400’s. The pulpit was made in 1707 by Joakim Lutkenschwanger.

The cemetery is surrounded on three sides by a churchyard wall of granite from the 1200s. On a hill northwest of the church is a bell tower which was built in 1739 by Rafael Puset.

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

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Authentic old church.
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