Tingvoll church

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The Tingvoll stone church dates back to the second half of the 1100s, but is well kept. The steeple is from 1787 and the interior is from the 1600s. It has double walls and it's possible to walk inside them, at intervals looking down on the nave. On the wall high above the altar is a  runic inscription  saying a prayer and the words 'Gunnar made this church'; unfortunately this is Gunnar's only contribution to written history. The name Tingvoll has been adopted as the name of the community, but – as it says – a millennium ago the present church site (Þingvollr) was the thingstead of a large district where people met to agree on laws and apply the laws. It was also a place for worship of the old gods (Odin, Thor etc.), but at some point in the 11th. century this changed to 'the one and only God', at first called 'White Christ'.
(2009-05-16)

Tingvoll church

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The church in autumn.
(2008-10-09)

I might as well tell you that this is the church of  my childhood .

You may also wish to read  this extensive article  (written by my long-deceased schoolmaster, by the way) about the church (in Norwegian and English).

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