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Kvernes Stave Church, Averoy Municipality

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Kvernes Stave Church is a historic stave church located in Averøy Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The old church sits along the Kvernesfjorden in the village of Kvernes, just to the north of the Kvernes Church, the present church for the parish. The stave church was probably built during the first half of the 14th century. In 1894, it was put up for sale and was bought by a group of individuals who donated it as a gift to Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments.The church is a single-nave church of the "Møre"-type, characterized by central posts in the external wall and crossbeams. The small nave measures only 16by and the choir is only 7by, making it one of the smallest stave churches in existence. When the church was rebuilt in 1633, the front door was moved from the nave's west side to the south side. In 1776 it was rebuilt, and again in 1810 to add a tower.Media gallery
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  • Stave churches within driving distance of the northernmost regions is this village of Kvernes stave church. Built in the 14th century, the large ship models are suspended during the Church. Currently it has two Church of Kvernes, old stave church Museum, the Church is built in the 19th century. Information Board at the entrance was on the oncoming car, kinda hard to understand.
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  • A small wooden church in the village of Kvernes (on Overoya). Very simple on the outside, but interesting decorated inside. Quite beautiful ceiling. According to the booklet, built in the 14th century. Very nice location and view of the Kvernesf′ord.
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  • Look for the sign for the stavkirche on the right side of Rt. 64 (traveling toward Kristiansund) as you approach Bruhagen. It's an enjoyable 9 km. drive along the fjord (notice the carved owls in a mu...  read more »
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