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The Olav-church ruin


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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    • KongHans1
      Kristiansand, Norway
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      Sunday, 2nd August 2020
      Kirken ligger rett ved gamle E-18 og er absolutt verd et besøk. Gode informasjonstavler i området. Du har for en gangs skyld tid til å lese alt som står:) Read full review
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      Skien, Norway
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      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd August 2020
      Dette ligger rett ved gamle E18. Her er det masse historie og informasjonstavler var tilgjengelig. Imponerende byggverk av det "som var igjen" Read full review
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      Tonsberg, Norway
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      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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