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Hove Stone Church
Vik - Norway

Hove Stone Church is one of the oldest in the region of Sogn and dates back to the end of the 12th century. The church was probably built on the
old stone walls of a older church. Hove Stone Church stood to the 19th century when the church was threatened by demolishion. However, the
architect Peter Andreas Blix who is known to be the savior of many churchs among them: Hopperstand Stave Church and Håkonshallen save this
church as well.

The church is constructed of ashlaring walls with a square west tower, rectangular nave and lower rectangular chancel and apse. The south door
is at the base of the tower, whilst there are south doors in the chancel and the western end of the nave. The masonry work of the western part
of the church is noticeably less precise than that of the eastern end. The difference can also be traced in the profile of the foundation and is
probably attributable to either different stages of building or a change of masons.







 

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Valia said:
It church is the firts that i see contrusted with stone of all stave church and first that I see with an apse in the head of the temple. Like a european romanesche architecture. 9/10
Hehe, but remember that this is not a stave church! ;) A stave church is always in wood, and has a unique medieval structure.
 
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