Eidsborg Stave Church

Eidsborg Stave Church
Type Church
Status Automatically protected
County Telemark
Municipality Tokke
Year built c. 1250
ID 84071

Eidsborg Stave Church (Norwegian: Eidsborg stavkyrkje) is a stave church in Tokke, Telemark county, Norway.[1]

Eidsborg Stave Church is one of the best preserved Norwegian stave churches. Eidsborg Stave Church is located next to the Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg. [2][3]

The church is estimated to date to between 1250-1300. The church is dedicated to the traveller's patron, St. Nicholas of Bari. It was partly reconstructed in the 19th century. The chorus was demolished in 1826. The new choir dates to the period 1845-50. The reconstruction work did not affect the structure or the shape of the church. It was restored in 1927 when painted figures and ornaments dating from the Renaissance and old murals from the 17th century were revealed. [4][5]


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Coordinates: 59°27′52″N 8°1′18″E / 59.46444°N 8.02167°E / 59.46444; 8.02167

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