Lom Stave church, Lom

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Lom Stave Church is a stave church situated in Lom municipality in the Gudbrandsdal district of Norway. The church is a triple nave stave church that uses free standing inner columns to support a raised section in the ceiling of the main nave. This type of church is amongst the oldest Stave Churches. The church was first situated in a sub valley to the valley Gudbrandsdal in Oppland County, some 60km west of Otta.
The church dates to approximately second part of 12th century, but was rebuilt into a cruciform church during the 17th century. The chancel was decorated in 1608, and the nave was enlarged towards west in 1634. The cross section was added in 1663, but this was made in stave like frame work. A complete restoration also took place in 1933, and a smaller one in 1973. This stave church is actually one of just a very few stave churches of which the original medieval crest with a dragon head still survives.
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  • Stave church is a church only made of wood structural elements. There are few left because they can easily burn. This one is very well kept and accessible. They also have a brochure for it that comes....  more »
  • One of the few Stave Churches left again in Norway. We had a great experience visiting this " Stave " church, and was well worth the entrance fee.  more »
  • This is probably the best example of an old Norwegian wooden church dating from around 1100CE, with various additions over the years. It's a rare opportunity to see such a thing, but it will cost you 80NOK to go inside (some concessions available).
  • Beautiful wooden church surrounded by mountains. It has a well care cemetery around. You have to pay to visit the inside.

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