THE NESSET PRESTEGÅRD
"One of the most beatiful farms in the country, situated between two meeting fjords with green hills above, waterfalls and farms on the opposite side...", In this way, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson describes Nesset in the tale "Blakken", where he tells about the rectory of Nesset.
This rectory was the childhood home of the author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910). He wrote: "Romsdalen is the small part of the world I love the
most. Here I evolved. Of this way of life and thhese people am I marked." Bjørnson received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903. The museum at the
rectory is open during the summer season.
The farm has given name to the township. Orginally it was an old official residence. The farm was devided into two parts, where one was crown land. Today, much of it is sold. The settling probably originates from before the Viking Age. Today there are ten houses on the farm, the former number was fourteen, seven of the houses are sceduled as ancient monumenst. On 29 of July 1921, when the Bjørnson stone monument was unveiled, there was 3000 people gathered at the rectory. Since 1597 about 30 vicars have lived at the rectory of Nesset.
The old dwelling house was in bad condition, so vicar Peder Bjørnson, the father of the poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, build a new main building in 1846. On some windows on the first floor, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson has marked his name and the name of a girl! Today the house is a private residence for the vicar.
Borgestua was built in the 18th century. The building was used as accommodation for servants.
THE BAKING HOUSE
The baking/fire house is probably the oldest on the farm, used for baking. Sometimes it was used as a smithy.
Almuens Herrestue where the parishioners was responsible for this building. From about 1820. Later the building was used by tenant farmers.
All the rectory there are two storehouses on pillars, and a mill house. They are now restored.