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 Fygle skole

Fygle skole ( Fygle School)
Address: Fygle, Leknes
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Client: Hol District Council
Construction System /
Log building; wood
Building Type: School; education, museum
Year of Construction: 1898
Fygle School, located barely 2km from Leknes, was built in 1898. It remained a school until about 1960 when it was turned into a museum. The school building had two large classrooms on the ground floor, one at each side of the middle entrance section where the stairs also are. The first floor contained living quarters for one or two teachers and their office. The walls are made of logs and clad with vertical cladding painted white on the outside. The long two storey building has door and window detailing typical of the late empire-style, and it still has the original diamond patterned slate roof.

The building's footprint has a central entrance axis. The tall classroom windows indicate the building's function and that the ceiling height is higher than it would be in a house at that time. However, the building also offers many reminders of the "Nordlandslån", the most traditional regional house type in areas such as Helgeland and Salten. The "Nordlandslån" has much in common with the "Trønderlån" (which is typical of Trøndelag: it is long; has a central entrance axis and two storeys), but still there are distinct differences between the two. Whilst the "Trønderlån" has equal sized windows above each other and equal ceiling heights on both floors, the "Nordlandslån" has a lower upper floor with square windows right below the eaves. The latter windows are often placed where they're most suitable based on the inside use of the rooms rather than strict placement above the ground floor windows. This is also the case here at Fygle.
Literature: Mydland, Leidulf: ”Skolehusene”, Fortidsvern 1 / 2007.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 07.05.2011
Author: I.H.U.
Photographer: I.H.U.

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