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 Vestre Jakobselv kirke

 
Vestre Jakobselv kirke (Vestre Jakobselv Church) ( )
Address: 9802 Vestre Jakobselv
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Architect: Statens bygningsinspektør / Riksarkitekten (State Buildings Inspector/ National Architects)
Client: Vadsø menighetsråd (Vadsø Parish Council)
Construction System /
Materials:
Timberwork
Building Type: Assembly house, chapel
Keywords: church, woodwork, ridge turret, horizontal boarding
Year of Construction: 1937-1940
Vestre Jakobselv is situated in Vadsø municipality, a neighbourhood halfway between the town and Varangerbotn. The church is situated on the outskirts of the residential area – on an extensive plain.

The main section of the church building has a rectangular ground-plan and with a ridge turret over the entrance gable to the west. The sacristy and kitchen each occupy their own little transverse wing to the north at each end of the building, linked respectively to the choir and the parish council room. The church is built of timber materials and externally clad with horizontal, white-painted timber panelling. The steep roof surfaces are covered with slates.

The church was designed by the office of the State Buildings Inspector, constructed by a builder named Bertheussen and painted by a painter named Poulsen, these last two probably artisans based locally or in Vadsø. It was inaugurated on 12 August 1940. There were a few minor deviations from the designs, with some of the pillars in the choir omitted and the altar rail made larger because of the size of the altar aisle.
Literature: Hage, Ingebjørg, Elin Haugdal, Bodil Ruud & Sveinulf Hegstad (eds.): Arkitektur i Nord-Norge, Bergen 2008.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 12.03.2008
Author: J.C.E
Photographer: J.C.E 2007



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