Husøy Church (Solund)

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Husøy Church
Husøy kyrkje
Husøy Church is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Husøy Church
Husøy Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Husøy Church is located in Norway
Husøy Church
Husøy Church
Husøy Church (Norway)
61°00′48″N 4°40′27″E / 61.0132°N 4.6741°E / 61.0132; 4.6741Coordinates: 61°00′48″N 4°40′27″E / 61.0132°N 4.6741°E / 61.0132; 4.6741
Location Solund Municipality,
Sogn og Fjordane
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Peter Andersen
Completed 1896
Specifications
Capacity 174
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Solund
Deanery Nordhordland prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Husøy Church (Norwegian: Husøy kyrkje) is a parish church in Solund Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Kolgrov, on the western coast of the island of Ytre Sula. The church is part of the Solund parish in the Nordhordland deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, wooden church was built in 1896 by the architect Peter Andersen. The church seats about 174 people.[1][2]

History[edit]

There was a chapel on the island of Utvær from the 12th century until the early 18th century. It was a part of the great parish of Evindvig. There were only a few services per year at that chapel, and it was difficult to get to in the winter. In 1718, the chapel was moved closer to the mainland. It was built on the small island of Husøy, just west of the large island of Ytre Sula. It was a small white church with a low steeple. The church site was not the greatest, since there was little soil on the rocky island in which to bury coffins, so it was eventually decided to move the church again. It was moved to the village of Kolgrov on the western coast of Ytre Sula island, where it still stands.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Husøy kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Kyrkjestaden Husøy". Sogn og Fjordane Fylkesarkiv. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Kyrkjestaden Utvær". Sogn og Fjordane Fylkesarkiv. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-18.