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Kärnbo Church Ruin – Mariefred


The oldest parts of this church (the nave and apse) date to the end of the 1100’s. Around 1500 the nave was extended and porch added.

When Mariefred church was completed on the ruins of the old monastery in 1624, Kärnbo was abandoned and plundered, many of the fittings and objects simply disappeared. By 1758, the roof was in such disrepair the remaining contents were removed to prevent damage. Some of the fittings including a triptych were sold to Ytterenhörna Church along with the pulpit, pews and gallery.

During the 1800’s the ruin was total and even the churchyard wall had collapsed. The grounds were used as Gripsholm Royal Demesne as foraging land for pigs which gave the ruin the nickname Svinkyrkan (Swine Church). In the 1920’s the ruin was partially restored and has since been maintained.

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