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Panorama picture from Nore og Uvdal Municipality in Norway




BYGDETUN AND STAVE CHURCH

The people of Numedal are very involved in the preservation of their history. This area is home to the largest collection of medieval buildings in Norway, including 4 magnificent stave churches dating from the 12th century.

This church is dated to the later part of the 1100´s. It was rebuilt to a cruciform church in 1723. Uvdal stave church has a tall, sturdy upright or mast in the middle which supports the ridge turret and strengthens the walls. Two pieces of wood with runic inscriptions have been found underneath the floor. Upon one of these is written: "Eirik, write runes for me".