Uvdal Stave Church

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Nore, Norway

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Cosy little church Jul 06, 2008
Nore stave church (Nore stavkyrkje) is a stave church at Nore in Nore og Uvdal municipality, Numedal, Norway and was built after 1167 according to dendrochronological dating.

The church was built with galleries, a chancel and cross naves - an architectural style that was unique in Europe during the Middle Ages. It is called the Nummedals-type. The church also has a central mast, that was originally the support for a tower, mostly likely containing church bells. The walls and ceiling of the interior are decorated with murals, among them scenes from the Bible presented as riddles.

The chancel was replaced in 1683 and the spokes of the nave in the first half of 18th century.

In 1888 Lorentz Dietrichson become the owner of the church and two years later he donated it to Fortidsminneforeningen

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Since I love old buildings I've seen many of the remaining stave churches in Norway but for me this is one is the most beautiful one. It's not only the interior - which is nearly complete - it's the atmosphere in the church. Nore is a tiny village and I really could feel how people in the middle age and earlier came from all the farmhouses around to attend the mass and meet up on sundays.

If I remember right the fee was NOK 50 for adults which is a reasonable price in Norway.
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