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Another Ride… Finally » 06-15 j Närtuna Kyrka

Närtuna Kyrka

Tombstone fragments suggest the orgins of this church are around the 1100’s though it was probably a wooden structure. The current granite structure dates from sometime in the middle ages. Parts of the tower and the vestry are older than the rest, suggesting they might have been part of the original wooden church. The tower sharp design and high sitting entry are possible indications it may have also served a defensive purpose. The belfry was demolished in 1791 when the bells were moved into the newly constructed lantern tower. The churchyard wall dates from around the 1700’s.

The church sits at what would have been a stratigic point when the waterway between Uppsala and the Baltic sea still existed (I’d say that would explain why it might have had defensive purposees).

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