Tuve Church

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Coordinates: 57°45′58″N 11°55′59″E / 57.76611°N 11.93306°E / 57.76611; 11.93306

Tuve Church

The Tuve Church (Swedish: Tuve kyrka) is a medieval church in Gothenburg, western Sweden. It is located on the Hisingen island, in the Tuve district.

It is a Romanesque stone church, consisting of a rectangular nave and a narrow choir. This simple shape was typical of churches in Västergötland.[1] The oldest parts of the building were probably erected in the 12th century.[2] The two buttresses were added in the 18th century, and the porch in 1745. The sacristy, built in 1953, is the most recent addition.

The bell tower was erected south-west of the church in the 19th century; the bell dates back to 1770.

The church is surrounded by a small churchyard, the first mentions of which come from 1871. However, some of the tombstones are older than that, the oldest one from year 1660.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Einar Hansson, Sanja Peter, Claes Caldenby, ed. (2008). Upptäck Hisingen!. Göteborg : Göteborgs stadsmuseum. p. 118. ISBN 978-91-85488-97-1. 
  2. ^ "Tuve kyrka". Svenska kyrkan i Göteborg. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tuve kyrkogård". Svenska kyrkan i Göteborg. Retrieved 27 December 2010.