Hult Church was completed in 1841. It replaced the near medieval church, which was demolished later. The pulpit (made in the 1600s), altar (1673) and font (1200s) have been brought from the previous church.

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Kyrkbyvägen 11, Hult, Sweden
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Founded: 1841
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Gunnila (17 months ago)
Rebecca Falkser (2 years ago)
Lucas Nors (2 years ago)
Very nice church
romywebb se (3 years ago)
Hult kyrka är en fin stor vit kyrkobyggnad. Trevligt kyrkogård med en fin gammal mur runt platsen. Kyrkvaktmästaren var mycket trevlig och låste upp för mig så att jag fick gå in. Han berättade mycket om kyrkan. Vacker och behaglig interiör utan att vara för mycket eller påträngande. Det finns en handikappramp vid ingången. Toalett (ej handikapp än) garderob mm. Bl.a. barnhörna.
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