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Kvernes stave church

Kvernes stave church Photo: Fortidsminneforeningen Kvernes stave church Photo: Fortidsminneforeningen Kvernes stave church Photo: Hans Ohrstrand
Kvernes stave church Photo: Fortidsminneforeningen
Kvernes stave church Photo: Fortidsminneforeningen
Kvernes stave church Photo: Hans Ohrstrand

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Kvernes has had great historical significance as a religious and cultural meeting point for Nordmøre. The excavation of a white phallus stone, a sacred symbol of fertility, supports this fact.

The stave church was built around year 1300 and has a rather large main nave (16x7,5 m) with external diagonal props supporting the walls. Several repairs/reconstructions have been carried out. In 1633 the stave-built chancel was torn down, and a new one erected in log construction. A baptistery was raised at the western end, windows were put in, and the chancel was decorated with painted scenes from the Bible. In the following decade, the nave and baptistery were decorated with acantus paintings. The vicar, Mr. Anders Ericsen (1603-62) paid all those expenses himself.The king sold the church in 1725, and it was in private ownership until 1872 when it was bought by the parish. A new church was built in 1893, and the stave church was saved from demolition when Fortidsminneforeningen ( The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments) bought it in 1896.

Just beside the church is the Gamle Kvernes Bygdemuseum - a local museum comprising 11 buildings originally from Averøy and neighbouring municipalities, divided into farm, coastal and archaeological sections. The collection comprises over 10,000 objects.

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Where:Kvernes Stavkirke
6/20/2012 - 8/20/2012
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Kvernes stave church - Photo: Fortidsminneforeningen

Kvernes stave church

Kvernes has had great historical significance as a religious and cultural meeting point for Nordmøre. The excavation of a white phallus stone, a sacre...

Kvernes stave church

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