Nedstryn Church

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Nedstryn Church
Nedstryn kyrkje
View of the church
Nedstryn Church is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Nedstryn Church
Nedstryn Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
61°55′08″N 6°47′00″E / 61.9189°N 6.7834°E / 61.9189; 6.7834Coordinates: 61°55′08″N 6°47′00″E / 61.9189°N 6.7834°E / 61.9189; 6.7834
Location Stryn Municipality,
Sogn og Fjordane
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Consecrated 6 Nov 1859
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Ludolph Rolfsen / Hans Linstow
Completed 1859
Specifications
Capacity 400
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Nedstryn
Deanery Nordfjord prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Nedstryn Church (Norwegian: Nedstryn kyrkje) is a parish church in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Nedstryn, just west of the municipal centre of Stryn. The church is part of the Nedstryn parish in the Nordfjord deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, wooden church was built in 1859 by the architect Ludolph Rolfsen using plans drawn by Hans Linstow. The church seats about 400 people. The church was consecrate on 6 November 1859.[1][2]

History[edit]

The old stave church at Nedstryn was demolished around 1650 and a new cruciform church was built on the site. This church was tarred on the outside and had a tower and porch. By the mid-1800s the ailing old church building was in need of major repairs or replacement, so it was demolished in 1859 and the present church was built to replace it.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nedstryn kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Nedstryn kyrkje" (in Norwegian). NRK Fylkesleksikon. Retrieved 2013-10-16.