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 Skjerv°y prestegňrd

Skjerv°y prestegňrd ( Skjerv°y Vicarage)
Address: 9185 Skjerv°y
Client: State
Construction System /
Woodwork; notched log construction
Building Type: Housing, public
Keywords: vicarage, residence, woodwork, cog joint construction, vertical boarding, natural stone, Swiss style
Year of Construction: 1893
Skjerv°y Vicarage is situated with Skjerv°y Church on the southern slope, easily visible above the buildings in the centre of Skjerv°y, formerly the fishing village of Skjerv°y, and easily visible from the sea. The vicarage is situated about a hundred metres from the old cruciform church dating from 1728. Both the vicarage and the church location history go back to the Middle Ages, thus creating a cultural landscape with long traditions.

The main building of the vicarage, dating from 1893, is still in use as clergy accommodation. The white-painted building with a grey slate roof is built over one and a half storeys, with a wide dormer window in the middle facing the sea. The building, which stands on a clearly-visible foundation wall of washed natural stone, was constructed of cog-jointed timbers and externally clad with vertical planed panelling. This is a typical example of vicarages that were built at the end of the nineteenth century in a simple Swiss style.

The main vicarage building was awarded listed building status in 1987.
Publisher: The University of Troms°, 07.05.2008
Author: I.H
Photographer: I.H 2007

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