Østermarie church ruin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Yehaah
N 55° 08.281 E 015° 00.969
33U E 501029 N 6110150
Quick Description: Right next to the "new" church, you can find the remains from the older one.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 8/27/2010 12:45:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM9JQK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 20

Long Description:
In 1885, the tower of the old Romanesque church was in danger of collapsing and had to be demolished. Soon afterwards, it was decided that the entire church should be demolished but when it was found that the building was of considerable architectural interest the work was stopped in 1890. At that time, the south wall and the apsis were still intact. It was discovered that the nave contained two barrel vaults as a ceiling and two pillars at the centre of the church. The pillars supported three arches along the length of the church. Even more interesting was the construction of the chancel where there is a small chamber just above the vault which relieves the pressure on the roof by some 20 tons. The roof itself was covered with Nexø sandstone. Stone roof coverings are quite unusual in Scandinavia, only being found in a few churches in Scania, although the technique was quite common in Ireland. The construction of the chancel arch is also unusual as the centrepiece is a wooden block rather than a stone. The old church is now a listed building and has been maintained by the National Museum of Denmark.
Type: Ruin

Fee: No


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