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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Stave churches and derivatives

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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Borgund Stave church (1180 and 1250 AD). From wiki:

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Borgund Stave Church (Bokmål: Borgund stavkirke, Nynorsk: Borgund stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in Borgund, Lærdal, Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway's 28 extant stave churches.

Borgund was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name "stave church". The four corner posts were connected to one another by ground sills, resting on a stone foundation. The rest of the staves then rise from the ground sills, each stave notched and grooved along the sides so that they lock into one another, forming a sturdy wall.
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Very nice thread.

Here is the Umes Stave Church in Norway




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One of the things I like about Stave churches is that they are an integral part of their beautiful setting. Røldal Stave Church.




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I heard stave churches were inspired by east Asian architecture is this true?
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I heard stave churches were inspired by east Asian architecture is this true?
I don't think anyone knows as the people who built these churches have a tendency to be dead and unwilling to talk. I have heard it mentioned as a theory though.
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A drawing from 1853 of the western portal of Hedalen Stave church (from 1165). I have sadly not been able to find any actual pictures of it though, but it is supposed to still be there.


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I don't think anyone knows as the people who built these churches have a tendency to be dead and unwilling to talk. I have heard it mentioned as a theory though.
I heard the theory in a history course, not sure if true.
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I heard the theory in a history course, not sure if true.
You learn about stave churches in history in Tennessee? o_O We hardly learn anything about them even here in Norway!
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It was a university course and it was just a brief bit of information about them.
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Eidsborg Stave Church, Telemark county, Norway.

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This is interesting

The Heimaey Stave Church in Iceland. A gift from Norway.




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The church was completed on 30 July 2000 and was a present from Norway to Iceland as a gift for the millennium anniversary of the first church built in Iceland by Olav Tryggvason in 1000.
The first church known on Iceland was a post church and not a stave church, and it was built in the north in the harbour by Hjalte and Gissur, two of Olav Tryggvason’s men. That church is long gone together with a number of other churches, some which are known to have been even larger than those found in Norway today.
Holtålen stave church from 1170 was used as the model for the church, this is now at Sverresborg museum in Trondheim.
The church was built in Lom in Norway, then shipped as cargo to Iceland and rebuilt.
The church has a reconstructed medieval painting. The original for this is presently at Nidarosdomen but is said to have been situated in just the church is one is modelled after.
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Here is more information about the Heimaey Church in Iceland. It was based on the Haltdalen Stavkirke, built in the 1170s and now is in the Sverresborg museum in Trondheim

http://www.visitnorway.com/us/Product/?pid=158964



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