Old Sakshaug Church

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Old Sakshaug Church
Sakshaug gamle kirke
Sakshaug gamle kirke.jpg
View of the church
Old Sakshaug Church is located in Trøndelag
Old Sakshaug Church
Old Sakshaug Church
Location of the church
Old Sakshaug Church is located in Norway
Old Sakshaug Church
Old Sakshaug Church
Old Sakshaug Church (Norway)
63°52′31″N 11°16′43″E / 63.8754°N 11.2787°E / 63.8754; 11.2787Coordinates: 63°52′31″N 11°16′43″E / 63.8754°N 11.2787°E / 63.8754; 11.2787
Location Inderøy, Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Preserved
Architect(s) Unknown
Architectural type Long church
Completed ca. 1150-1184
Specifications
Materials Limestone
Administration
Parish Inderøy
Deanery Nord-Innherad prosti
Diocese Nidaros

Old Sakshaug Church (Norwegian: Sakshaug gamle kirke) is a preserved, former parish church of the Church of Norway in Inderøy municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Sakshaug, just west of the municipal centre of Straumen. It is the former main church for the Inderøy parish which is part of the Nord-Innherad prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros. The stone church was built in a long church style during the 12th century by an unknown architect.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The stone church is one of the oldest churches in Trøndelag, dating back to about 1150. The church was consecrated by Archbishop Eysteinn Erlendsson in 1184 and was decommissioned in 1871 when the new Sakshaug Church was consecrated. The ownership of the church was transferred to the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments in 1873 and was renovated from 1910 to 1958 after having been without a roof and the interior since 1873.[4]

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  1. ^ "Sakshaug gamle kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sakshaug gamle kirke" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Sakshaug gamle kirke" (in Norwegian). Inderøy prestegjeld. Retrieved 2011-06-16.