Lygra Church

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Lygra Church
Lygra kyrkje
Lygra kyrkje.jpg
View of the church
Lygra Church is located in Hordaland
Lygra Church
Lygra Church
Location in Hordaland county
Lygra Church is located in Norway
Lygra Church
Lygra Church
Lygra Church (Norway)
60°41′20″N 5°07′09″E / 60.6888°N 5.1192°E / 60.6888; 5.1192Coordinates: 60°41′20″N 5°07′09″E / 60.6888°N 5.1192°E / 60.6888; 5.1192
Location Lindås, Hordaland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Petter Gabrielsen
Completed 1892
Materials Wood
Parish Lygra
Deanery Nordhordland prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Lygra Church (Norwegian: Lygra kyrkje) is a parish church in Lindås municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located on the small island of Luro. The church is part of the Lygra parish in the Nordhordland deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, wooden church was built in 1892 by the architect Petter Gabrielsen. There has been a church on this island since the Middle Ages, and there were at least three church buildings on this site before the present church was built. The first one was built before 1321 and it probably was a stave church. That one was replaced by a timber church in the 17th century. That church burned down in 1772 and a new church was built to replace it. That church stood until 1892, when it was torn down to make room for the present church.[1][2]

The church is surrounded by a cemetery. Notable burials at the cemetery include Ludvig Daae (1723–1786).

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  1. ^ "Lygra kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-03-28.