The Heddal Stave Church in Notodden

The Heddal Stave Church in Notodden

A stave, triple nave stave church and is Norway’s largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation, the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849–1851. However, because the restorers lacked the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950s.

The interior is marked by the period after the Lutheran Reformation in 1536–1537 and is for a great part a result of the restoration that took place in the 1950s.

Stave church in Heddal / Image: Wikimedia Commons

Featured Image: Heddal Stave Church / Image: Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage via Wikipedia 

Websites: heddalstavkirke.no



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