Egge Church

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Egge Church
Egge kirke
View of the church
Egge Church is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Egge Church
Egge Church
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°01′24″N 11°28′29″E / 64.0232°N 11.4747°E / 64.0232; 11.4747
Location Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Rasmus Mentsen Overrein
Style Empire style
Completed 1870
Specifications
Capacity 484
Length 15.5 metres (51 ft)
Width 11.3 metres (37 ft)
Number of spires 1
Spire height 30 metres (98 ft)
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Egge
Deanery Nord-Innherad
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Egge Church (Norwegian: Egge kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Egge, on the northern edge of the town of Steinkjer. The church is part of the Egge parish in the Nord-Innherad deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

The white wooden church was constructed in the empire style in 1870 to seat about 484 people. The church was designed and built by Rasmus Mentsen Overrein. The church is 15.5 by 11.3 metres (51 ft × 37 ft) and has a steeple that reaches about 30 metres (98 ft) into the air.[1]

History[edit]

The present Egge Church is (at least) the fourth church building located at this site. Records indicate a church building here since at least the 1500s.[2]

Stave Church

There was an old stave church present on the site in the 1500s and 1600s. Records from 1588 indicate that there were 29 farmers that belonged to the church.[2]

1676 Church

A new church was built in 1676 to replace the old stave church. It was consecrated in 1676 by the Bishop Erik Eriksen Pontoppidan d.e.. This church existed for 90 years until it was struck by lightning and burned down on 18 August 1765.[2]

1767 Church

A church was built in 1767 to replace the previous church that burned. It contained the altar table that is still in use in the present church. This church was torn down in 1870 and replaced by the present church.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egge Kirke" (in Norwegian). Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Egge kirke" (in Norwegian). Steinkjerleksikonet. Retrieved 2011-07-30.