Gerum Church

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Gerum Church
Gerum kyrka
Gerum kyrka Gotland.jpg
Gerum Church, external view
Gerum Church is located in Gotland
Gerum Church
Gerum Church
Location on Gotland
57°17′40″N 18°19′47″E / 57.2945°N 18.3296°E / 57.2945; 18.3296Coordinates: 57°17′40″N 18°19′47″E / 57.2945°N 18.3296°E / 57.2945; 18.3296
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
Administration
Diocese Visby

Gerum Church (Swedish: Gerum kyrka) is a medieval Lutheran church in Gerum on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Diocese of Visby.

History and architecture[edit]

The oldest parts of Gerum Church are the choir and apse, dating from circa 1200 and Romanesque in style. The presently visible, Gothic nave dates from a later time of the 13th century and probably replaced an earlier, Romanesque nave, the tower, which was never finished, was built circa 1300. The only non-medieval part of the church is the sacristy, built in 1835.[1]

Gerum Church is constructed of limestone, the exterior is whitewashed apart from several finely carved stone details. The façade is broken by four windows on the southern side while the northern completely lacks windows, the church has three portals, one Romanesque in the choir and two Gothic in the nave and tower, respectively. The Gothic portals are decorated with stone sculptures. Inside, the church carries frescos from at least three different periods: the 13th century, the 15th century (by the Master of the Passion of Christ) and the 18th century. The church also has a decorated stained glass window from the 14th century.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gerums kyrka" (in Swedish). Region Gotland. Retrieved 7 December 2014. [permanent dead link]

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