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Another Ride… Finally » 06-15 k Fasterna Kyrka

Fasterna Kyrka

This church is relatively new compared to most of the ones I’ve taken pictures of.

Its name originates from 1797 when two medieval parishes, Fasta and Esterna, were combined into one. Fasta Kyrka was demolished and the Esterna Kyrka building became the current Fasterna Kyrka today with part of the medieval wall remaining in the western wall of the cross arm room. The church houses an underground vault for the Oxenstierna family dating from the 1600’s. The newer parts of the church were probably built using stone from the castle ruins. In 1796, the Academy builder John Neosander in Uppsala presented drawings for the new church. The neoclassical church was consecrated in 1806 and hasn’t changed much since then.

The oldest furnishing in the church is a slightly damaged crucifix from the 1300’s.

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