The first church in Håtuna was probably built in the 1000’s. Later in 12th century it was replaced with a small Romanesque-style stone church. Oldest parts (like the tower) were included to the present church, which was built in the early 14th century. The brick vaults were made in the 15th century. The steeple collapsed in 1700 and the remaining parts of the tower was demolished during the 1800s. During the restorations in 1873 and 1919-1920 the church was partially reconstructed.

The interior is very rich. There are for example baptismal fonts from the 1200’s, a triumphal crucifix made in the 1300’s and eight wooden sculptures from around 1450 and descended from a medieval altarpiece. There is also a runestone (U 660) erected in the porch (moved there in 1932).

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

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A picturesque place.
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