Dolm Church

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Dolm church
Dolm kirke
Dolm kirke 1.jpg
Dolm Church is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Dolm Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Dolm Church is located in Norway
Dolm Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°37′59″N 8°42′26″E / 63.6330°N 8.7072°E / 63.6330; 8.7072
Location Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Founded 1188
Events Rebuilt in 1709, 1772, 1848, and 1920 after burning down in fires
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Style Romanesque
Parish Hitra
Deanery Orkdal
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Dolm church (Norwegian: Dolm kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Hitra in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The church is located on the southern coast of the island of Dolmøya at Dolmvarden. The church is part of the Hitra parish in the Orkdal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.[1]

The white stone church was originally built in 1188 and was the main church on the island of Hitra. It was built in the Romanesque style with rounded arches and thick stone walls. The church has burned down many times, most recently in 1920. The church was rebuilt again during the 1920s, but the new Hitra Church was built across the strait in Melandsjøen in 1927 and it became the new main church for the parish.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Dolm kirke" (in Norwegian). Orkdals prosti. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  3. ^ Ekroll, Øystein (2004). "Dolm kirke på Hitra" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-30.