Eidsborg

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Whetstones from Eidsborg
Eidsborg Stave Church

Eidsborg is a village and parish in the municipality of Tokke in Telemark county, Norway. It is located at the northern side of the lake Bandak.[1] The Eidsborg Stave Church, from the 13th century, is located in the parish, and the Vest-Telemark Museum is located nearby.[2] At the museum is Vindlausloftet from about 1167, originally from the farm Vindlaus, the oldest secular tree building in Norway.[3] For hundreds of years there was a quarry industry in Eidsborg. Whetstones were transported to Skien on the ice during winter, and further by ship.[2] Anne Lillegaard's version of the visionary poem Draumkvedet was written down by folklorist Jørgen Moe during a visit to Eidsborg in 1847. Lillegaard also contributed a large number of traditional songs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Eidsborg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Nilsen, Jan Erik. "Tokke – kommune". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Vindlausloftet". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Evensen, Knut Harald, ed. (2010). NAF Veibok 2010 – 2012 (in Norwegian) (29 ed.). Oslo: Norges Automobil-Forbund. p. 240. 

Coordinates: 59°27′54″N 8°01′19″E / 59.465°N 8.022°E / 59.465; 8.022