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The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland

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The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in Bamble.

The church was probably about four feet longer than the ruins suggests, and was Telemark's largest stone church in earlier times.
It had a number of unusual building features, including lektorium and a separate room for worldly goods, which today is called "the Maria Chapel".

Probably the church was the main church in Grenland, a kind of "county church", and had probably the highest status of all churches in the area.

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The Olav-church ruin - Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland

The Olav-church ruin

The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in Bamble. The church was probably about four feet longer...

The Olav-church ruin

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