Lønset Church

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Lønset Church
Lønset kirke
View of the church
Lønset Church is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Lønset Church
Lønset Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°35′19″N 9°20′49″E / 62.5886°N 9.3469°E / 62.5886; 9.3469
Location Oppdal, Sør-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Consecrated 26 August 1863
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Completed 1863
Specifications
Capacity 250
Administration
Parish Oppdal
Deanery Gauldal
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Lønset Church (Norwegian: Lønset kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Oppdal in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Lønset, along the Norwegian National Road 70. The red, octagonal, wooden building was built in 1863 and it was consecrated on 26 August 1863.

There was previously a church at Lønset just below the present church. It was built from 1772 to 1774. This church was used until 1863. The last worship service there was on Sunday, 19 July 1863. The old church was too small and in 1858 a committee was formed that would work on planning for the new church at Lønset. Two solutions were outlined: a cruciform church designed by John Elliott Storli and an octagonal church designed by Sjur Jamtseter. The committee chose the octagonal design.[1]

The church is part of the parish of Oppdal in the Gauldal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

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  1. ^ "Lønset kirke" (in Norwegian). Oppdal kommune. Retrieved 2011-02-11.