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 Gildeskål prestegård

 
Gildeskål prestegård ( Gildeskål Vicarage)
Address: Inndyr
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Construction System /
Materials:
Woodwork; timber; cogging joint method
Building Type: Farm site; vicarage
Keywords: vicarage, woodwork, timber, log construction,
Year of Construction: 18th century
The Gildeskål Vicarage is situated on the previous church site, close to the church which dates to the Middle Ages and the main church from 1881. This church site, which is located approximately 3 kilometres north of Inndyr, is situated on a small undulating beach section, roughly 500 metres wide, between the sea and the base of the mountains. Towards the west, the landscape opens onto islands, rocks and the open sea. Tall mountains are located towards the east. This area is rich in cultural monuments dating both from the Viking Age and up until recent day. It is particularly rich in cultural monuments that illustrate the resident's dependence of the sea. Most of the visitors to the church arrived via the fairway. This was also the route the church officials had to use when they sought contact with the outside world. Situated along the coastline are "jekt" (boat) supports, boathouses, boat landings and quays from different time periods. A "jekt" is a boat used in Northern Norway that has a high and upright mast, and it is used for transportation.

Today the vicarage is comprised of a dwelling house from the 18th century, two storehouses on pillars built around 1750 and a tenant farmer's house from the 1950s, along with an outbuilding. Both the dwelling house and the two storehouses on pillars are listed buildings. Restoration of the main building is still in progress.
Literature: Hage, Ingebjørg: «Freda anlegg i Nord-Norge», pp.111-140, in Årbok for Foreningen til norske Fortidsminnesmerkers Bevaring 1989.
Svendsen, Ola Øgard: Fredede hus og anlegg 1, pp. 60-61, Sarpsborg 1981.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 29.11.2005
Author: I.H; H.S
Photographer: I.H 2005



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