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Høre Stave Church


Høre Stave Church is situated near the large farmstead Kvie, which has made its mark in the history of Norway on several occasions. Bailiff Elling from Kvie and his brother Audun felled the trees for this church the summer that Erling Skakke fell in Trondheim, according to a rune. This allows us to pinpoint the time of its construction at ca 1180 A.D. Høre is a column stave church, having 4 corner staves with mighty arches extending between them. It was extended in 1823-1828. Parts of the old tower appear today in the gates of the church graveyard. The church is still in use.