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The Olav-church ruin

Type:Church

Europaveien 470, 3960, Stathelle

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The church was probably about four feet longer than the ruins suggests, and was Telemark's largest stone church in earlier times.
It had a number of unusual building features, including lektorium and a separate room for worldly goods, which today is called "the Maria Chapel".

Probably the church was the main church in Grenland, a kind of "county church", and had probably the highest status of all churches in the area.

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    • RagnarT24
      Skien, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Et taust minne om fortidens bygninger.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 18th June 2019
      Olavskirken eller Skeidikirken som den het da den ble bygget før 1150. Kirken ble offer for at ny kirke skulle bygges,så i 1840 ble kirken revet og stein derfra ble brukt i fundamentet i den nye... Read full review
    • Rita H
      Stathelle, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Her giftet vi oss
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st June 2019
      Olavskirken ruin (Skeidi kirke) er ruinene etter en steinkirke fra før 1150 i Bamble kommune i Telemark. Kirkas opprinnelige navn var "Skeidis kirkja i Bamblum". Kirka har sannsynligvis vært ca. fire... Read full review
    • goingwalkabout
      Tonsberg, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Historic church ruins
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 30th May 2015
      This church ruins are datet to approximately the year 1150. It is an absolutely beautifl and peaceful place, and you can`t help but wonder what it looked like almost 900 years ago.... It has a very... Read full review

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