Mosjøen
The Dolstad Church is surrounded by a flat, forest clad landscape - where the river meets the fjord - by Mosjøen. Ever since the old days this has been a church site serving the entire region Vefsn-dalføret. In the beginning of the 18th century the old church was in such poor condition, it was decided a new church would be erected. Niels Pedersen Bech from Trondheim was commissioned in 1732 to build a new church. In 1734 the majority of the construction was completed and the church was opened, but it was not consecrated until a year after the interior was finished.

Year of construction

Consecrated in 1735

Architect

Niels Pedersen Bech

Building Type

Church

Construction System / Materials

Woodwork
timber
cogging joint method

Keywords

church
timber
log construction
woodwork
octagonal church
ridge turret

Literature

Eldal, Jens Christian and Jiri Havran: Kirker i Norge, 1700-tallet Skjønnhetens århundre, Oslo 2000, pp. 226-229.

Jacobsen, Kjell: Dolstad kirke 250 år, 1735-1985, Mosjøen 1985.

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