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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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  • Visited this stave church, from the outside it's ordinary, but I found the interior very nice and unique. Interesting wall pairings dating back to the 1700 century. The church sits on a beautiful prop...  more »
  • We were told to look for this type of church and glad we did. The guides were excellent and the history of the church fascinating.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • beautiful church with a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding area!
  • Beautiful stave church, worth a visit.
  • It was taken good care of and the quality of the restoration was good.
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