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 Dolstad kirke

Dolstad kirke ( Dolstad Church)
Address: Mosjøen
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Architect: Niels Pedersen Bech
Construction System /
Woodwork; timber; cogging joint method
Building Type: Church
Keywords: church, timber, log construction, woodwork, octagonal church, ridge turret,
Year of Construction: Consecrated in 1735
The Dolstad Church is surrounded by a flat, forest clad landscape - where the river meets the fjord - by Mosjøen. Ever since the old days this has been a church site serving the entire region Vefsn-dalføret. In the beginning of the 18th century the old church was in such poor condition, it was decided a new church would be erected. Niels Pedersen Bech from Trondheim was commissioned in 1732 to build a new church. In 1734 the majority of the construction was completed and the church was opened, but it was not consecrated until a year after the interior was finished.
Literature: Eldal, Jens Christian and Jiri Havran: Kirker i Norge, 1700-tallet Skjønnhetens århundre, Oslo 2000, pp. 226-229.
Jacobsen, Kjell: Dolstad kirke 250 år, 1735-1985, Mosjøen 1985.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 28.04.2005
Author: H.S
Photographer: Jiri Havran

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