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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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  • Old Kvernes stave church is located next door to the newer Church on site. Nice and well kept Church which is beautifully situated with a view to the fjord, mountains and buildings. A place of peace and reflection. The Church was closed on my visit time point.
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  • We made a port call at Kristiansund, Norway on a recent cruise. We wanted to see some of Norway's countryside and were advised to take a trip out to this church. It was a relaxing 2-hour drive from th...  more »
  • Nice historical place , old stave church and very old grave yard. If you are travelling by car , it is nice to make a little stop and discover more og history . Church was closed on week days low seas...  more »
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  • beautiful church with a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding area!
  • Beautiful stave church, worth a visit.
  • It is worth to deviate from the route to see this pair of churches.
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  • It was taken good care of and the quality of the restoration was good.
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