Vintage: Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD

Vintage: Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD


This set shows photos of Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD – a mix of stone and wooden churches, cathedrals and chapels – country churches as well as city churches. We think that these pictures well describe the wide range of churches to be found all over the country in the 1800s. They also show the surrounding landscape or environment, often with people from Old Time Sweden.

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Gällivare Church, Lappland, Sweden. Man outside Gällivare church, inaugurated in 1882.

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Kristine Church, Falun, Dalarna, Sweden. Kristine church, from 1655, at Stora torget (Main Square) in Falun in Dalecarlia. To the left is the Town Hall, also from the 17th century.

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Lista Church, Södermanland, Sweden. Church visitors outside Lista church, partly from the12th century.

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Järsnäs Church, Småland, Sweden. Family at a field in front of Järsnäs church, dating from the 1100s or 1200s in its oldest parts.

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Kolåsen Sami Chapel, Kall, Jämtland, Sweden. Kolåsen Sami chapel from 1849. View from north over the lakes and the mountains.

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Södra Råda Old Church, Värmland, Sweden. Men outside Södra Råda old church, built ca. 1310-1323. In the foreground a carved painted log from under the shingled roof of the church. The unique wooden church with its medieval interior paintings was completely destroyed in a fire in november 2001.

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Bäl church, Gotland, Sweden. Bäl Church on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The church was built in the first half of the 1200s. View from south.

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Heliga Kors Church in Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden. Three boys at the tower and the south gable of the transept of Heliga Kors (Holy Cross) church in Ronneby, from the 12th century.

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Norra Vram Church, Skåne, Sweden. View from north over Norra Vram church, with its oldest parts from the 12th century. Telegraph poles along the village road.

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Kalmar Cathedral, Småland, Sweden. Kalmar cathedral at the Main Square. The cathedral, created by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, was inaugurated in 1682. It is concidered to be the foremost Baroque church in Sweden.

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Maypole at Djura Church, Dalarna, Sweden. Maypole (midsummer pole) at Djura church from 1780, in Dalecarlia.

Arjeplog Church - Sofia Magdalena, Lappland, Sweden. Arjeplog church - Sofia Magdalena. View from south. The church is from the 1760s.

Arjeplog Church – Sofia Magdalena, Lappland, Sweden. Arjeplog church – Sofia Magdalena. View from south. The church is from the 1760s.

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Lund Cathedral, Skåne, Sweden. Lund cathedral as it looked before the restoration by Helgo Zettervall in 1860-1880. The Romanesque cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Scandinavia, was inaugurated in 1145.

via Swedish National Heritage Board


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