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Øye Stave Church Photo: Julia Helgesen Read more: Øye Stavkirke Øye Stave Church Photo: Julia Helgesen Øye Stave Church Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen VNK
Øye Stave Church Photo: Julia Helgesen
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Øye Stave Church Photo: Julia Helgesen
Øye Stave Church Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen VNK

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Description

Øye Stave Church was probably built towards the end of the 1100s. its original location was in the fields facing Vangsmjøsa. This was an extremely wet area, and during the spring flooding the graves were often be filled with water and stones had to be added to the coffins in order to lower them down.

The church was in a porr state of repair, and it either rotted away or was taken by the wind. 1747 saw the consecration of the new Øye Church. The stave church disappeared.

In th 1930s, work had to be done on the foundations of new Øye Church. Under the church floor, Øye Stave Church was found - 156 pieces in total.

No one knows why it was stored here. It was in the end decided to erect the stave church, and it was consecrated in 1965. Today Øye Stave Church is used for weddings and Midsummer Mass only.

The church has a strong Catholic medieval character with a narrow opening to the choir and pews along the walls only.

It features copies of two medieval portals (probably from the 1100s) with capitals and numerous animal decorations. The door has a medieval ring handle.

On the altar stands a crucifix dating back to the 1200s, featuring a Christ-figure from the 1300s. The wooden baptismal font from the 1300s is quite unique, and one of the pews in the choir may be from the Middle Ages.

 

Admission (incl. guiding):
Adults NOK 50,-
Children up to 16 years free
Groups (min. 10 paying persons) NOK 40,- per pers.

There is no senior discount.

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  • Season

    • summer
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • museum
  • Types of church

    • stave church

Categories

  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments

Hours

Where:Øye Stavkirke
6/21/2014 - 8/17/2014
Mon, Thu, Sat and Sun
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Transportation


Car Road E 16 Bus www.jvb.no Aeroplane www.fagernesairport.com www.flydot.no
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Øye Stave Church was probably built towards the end of the 1100s. its original location was in the fields facing Vangsmjøsa. This was an extremely wet...

Øye Stave Church

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