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 Torsken kirke

 
Torsken kirke ( Torsken Church)
Address: 9381 Torsken
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Construction System /
Materials:
Wood; log work
Building Type: Church; assembly building
Keywords: Church, wood, log building,
Year of Construction: 1784
Torsken Church and the churchyard have a central position in the village of Torsken which is situated on the north side of the fjord Torskenfjorden on the west side of the island Senja. The red church is cruciform and has log walls with pitched slate roofs and an octagonal turret at the west end. To the east, behind the chancel, is the sacristy. The main entrance is to the west through a small vestibule. The external walls have red horizontal wooden cladding with corners and bargeboards painted ochre. The windows typically have two casements and small window panes. The church's plinth is made of hewn stone.
Literature: Thomassen, Solveig: Torsken kirke, Fotefar mot Nord, Tromsø
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 29.03.2013
Author: T.A.
Photographer: T.A. 2011



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