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 Rørvik gård

 
Rørvik gård ( Rørvik farm)
Address: Rørvik, Storjord in Tysfjord
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Construction System /
Materials:
Log buildings; timber frame; wood
Building Type: Farmstead; farmhouse; barn; smithy
Year of Construction: 1800-1950
Rørvik Gård is situated on gently sloping land by a bay on the western side of Tysfjord, more precisely between Storjord and Drag. The farmstead is part of a rich cultural landscape and its main buildings are gathered at the upper end of the cultivated land. The buildings are organized as an open linear plan and are as follows: the house, the out building, the combined stable and woodshed and the combined livestock and hay barn. The only exception is the small smithy that is placed slightly away from the rest. They are all built in wood with external red painted wooden cladding and have pitched turf and birch bark roofs. Drystone walls surround the cultivated land and buildings. There are also two boathouses, one by the fjord and one by a small lake on the farm's uncultivated land.

Rørvik Gård is a typical example of a 19th century North Norwegian farm, which based its livelihood on farming and fishing combined. They cultivated their land and caught fish both in the fjord close to home and further away during the Lofoten season as well as in the nearby lake. The farm was run with great economy and all resources used with care. An example of this is how the buildings were repaired; as few materials as possible were replaced and those that were, would be reused elsewhere. The farm, as seen today, gives an authentic picture of how common people in the region lived and used resources during the first half of the 20th century.

In 2011 the farmstead Rørvik Gård was given protected status in accordance with the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 27.03.2012
Author: I.H
Photographer: I.H 2011



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