Eidsborg Stave Church

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Eidsborg Stave Church
Eidsborg stavkirke 2000.jpg
Type Church
Status Automatically protected
County Telemark
Municipality Tokke
Year built c. 1250
ID 84071

Eidsborg Stave Church (Norwegian: Eidsborg stavkyrkje) is a stave church in Tokke, Telemark county, Norway.[1]

Eidsborg Stave Church is one of the best preserved Norwegian stave churches. Eidsborg Stave Church is located next to the Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg. [2][3]

The church is estimated to date to between 1250-1300. The church is dedicated to the traveller's patron, St. Nicholas of Bari. It was partly reconstructed in the 19th century. The chorus was demolished in 1826. The new choir dates to the period 1845-50. The reconstruction work did not affect the structure or the shape of the church. It was restored in 1927 when painted figures and ornaments dating from the Renaissance and old murals from the 17th century were revealed. [4][5]


Other sources[edit]

  • Anker, Leif (2005) Middelalder i tre, Stavkirker in "Kirker i Norge" ISBN 82-91399-16-6
  • Morten, Øystein (2008) Stavkyrkja i Eidsborg, Ein Biografi, Oslo ISBN 978-82-304-0037-1
  • Hauglid, Roar (1977) Norwegian Stave Churches (Oslo: Dreyers Forlag) ISBN 978-82-09-10602-0
  • Valebrokk, Eva; T. Thiis-Evensen; K. Evensen. Ann Clay Zwick (Translator) (1995) Norway's Stave Churches: Architecture, History and Legends (Oslo: J W Cappelens Forlag AS) ISBN 978-82-7683-011-8

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Coordinates: 59°27′52″N 8°1′18″E / 59.46444°N 8.02167°E / 59.46444; 8.02167