Spind Church

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Location
58°05'35"N
006°54'06"E
Country
 Norway
Categories
  • Sacral
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Description

Spind Church (Norwegian: Spind kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Farsund Municipality in Agder county, Norway. It is located in the village of Rødland in the Spind area to the east of the town of Farsund. It is one of the three churches for the Farsund parish which is part of the Lister og Mandal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. The white, wooden church was built in a cruciform design in 1776 using plans drawn up by the architect Lars Albertsen Øvrenes. The church seats about 500 people.

History

The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the year 1328, but the old stave church was likely built during the 1200s. Not much is known about the old church, but it is known that in 1776 a new church was built on higher ground about 20 metres (66 ft) to the west of the old church. After the new church was completed, the old medieval church was torn down.
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