Rødven Stave Church, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Megrim1888
N 62° 37.468 E 007° 29.697
32V E 422792 N 6944650
Rødven Stave Church (Rødven stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in Rødven in the municipality of Rauma in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
Waymark Code: WMDNFG
Location: Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Date Posted: 02/05/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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The time of origin can be dated back to ca. 1200 but the church was first mentioned in documents in 1589. Around the year 1600 the church, which was originally a simple long rectangular nave, was rebuilt much. The original choir in rod construction became replaced by a choir in a block design and also the portico, which flanked the church, was removed. It is also documented that in 1689 a storm damaged the church and the tower very strong.

A special feature are the diagonal piers like those at the stave church in Kvernes. The church has a north and a south porch, the latter consists of interlaced half-columns with foliate carvings and archivolt. The interior of the church was painted in the 17th and 18 century. The church has a life-size gothic crucifix from the second half of the 13th century, which probably originally came from the opening chorus (Triumphal Arch), and since then the cross is called Triumphcross.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1589

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Evangelical

Street address of Church:
Eidsbygda, Møre og Romsdal Norway

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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