The Churches of Gotland


The oldest part of the church is the lower part of the tower, which was erected in the first half of the 13th century; it was added to at the end of the century in order to suit the new church, the chancel portal of which is a magnificent example of the fully developed early Gothic in the spirit of Lafrans Botvidarson. The vault paintings in the chancel show a combination of ornaments and figures, which is a novelty for Gotland, indicating a continental influence, probably with Denmark as a connecting link. In the big chancel window there are some small stained glass panes from about 1300. The Rood is a 15th century work.

Photo Hans Hemlin

Text Dr. Bengt G Söderberg


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List of the churches in alphabetical order

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