Lomen stave church
|Lomen stave church|
|Location||Lomen, Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Oppland, Norway|
|Affiliation||Church of Norway|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Church|
|Architectural type||Stave church|
|Completed||1179? (dendrochronological dating)|
Through dendrochronological dating the church has been dated to 1179, but the first reference in written sources is not until 1325 and 1334, at that time as "Hvams kirke".
The church was rebuilt and enlarged in 1779.
The church is supported by 4 columns, and has three lavishly carved portals, chancel-arches and column capitals.
During the last refurbishment of the church, an archaeological excavation was carried out and 71 artifacts were found, including pieces of jewelry and coins. Some of the coins were as old as the 12th century.
- Lomen stave church, Directorate for Cultural Heritage — in Norwegian
- Lomen stave church in Stavkirke.org — in Norwegian
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