Lomen stave church

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Lomen stave church
Lomen Stavkyrkje, Vestre Slidre.JPG
Basic information
Location Lomen, Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Oppland, Norway
Geographic coordinates 61°08′5.5″N 08°55′25.8″E / 61.134861°N 8.923833°E / 61.134861; 8.923833Coordinates: 61°08′5.5″N 08°55′25.8″E / 61.134861°N 8.923833°E / 61.134861; 8.923833
Affiliation Church of Norway
Country Norway
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Church
Status Preserved
Architectural description
Architect(s) Unknown
Architectural type Stave church
Architectural style Romanesque
Completed 1179? (dendrochronological dating)
Materials Wood

Lomen stave church (Lomen stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in the community of Lomen in Vestre Slidre municipality, Valdres, Norway. It was built in the second half of the 12th century.

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.

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