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Hestad Church

Hestad, 6973, Norway
+47 57 72 19 51
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Early 19th C chapel with elements of an older Stave Church

This small timber chapel was apparently built in 1805 on the site of an earlier stave church and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
ActRegular_traveller
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Canberra, Australia
Simple and charming little church in a beautiful spot

This is a nice white little church near a charming village. There is next to it a very nice beach... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
marcopolo111
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Cleveland, Oh
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Elongated wooden church by Hestadfjorden in Gaular - 13 m long and 5.5 m wide, Built in 1805 - by the villagers from materials salvaged from an older stave church. There is room for 60 persons in this tiny church. The altarpiece and pulpit date from 1805. The altarpiece was probably decorated by the well-known decorative artist Kristian Kjelstad. Other items of interest include an altar candlestick from the 18th century, and there are wood carvings from medieval times - which are the only ones of their kind that have been preserved in Sunnfjord, apart from the rectory in Kinn.
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3 Sep 2017
“Early 19th C chapel with elements of an older Stave Church”
18 Jun 2017
“Simple and charming little church in a beautiful spot”
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Hestad, 6973, Norway
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+47 57 72 19 51
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This small timber chapel was apparently built in 1805 on the site of an earlier stave church and has re-used some of the older timbers. It sits on a small island in a lake. The interior of the church is very cosy - people apparently...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a nice white little church near a charming village. There is next to it a very nice beach where I stopped for a picnic lunch.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

In beautiful sourroundings this wonderful old church is situated. Nearby there is a nice beach with cool water.

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