The present stone church was built during the second half of 1400s, but the vestry may date from the 1200s. The church is decorated with well-preserved frescoes made by so-called "Edebo master". Paintings depict events from the Old and New Testament. The porch was built in 1514.

A bell tower stands on the other side of the highway northwest of the church. The large bell was cast in 1625.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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