Högby Church, Öland

Högby Church (Swedish: Högby kyrka) is a Lutheran church on the Swedish island Öland, in the Baltic Sea. It belongs to the Diocese of Växjö.

Högby Church
Högby kyrka
Högby Church, view of the exterior
Högby Church
57°09′51″N 17°00′59″E
CountrySweden
DenominationChurch of Sweden
Administration
DioceseVäxjö

History and architecture

Högby Church was built during the Middle Ages; construction started in the middle of the 12th century. The church tower, built during the second half of the 12th century, is however the only part that remains of the medieval church. The rest of the church was demolished during the 19th century and replaced with the current structure. The church still contains several furnishings from the older church. Among them is an altarpiece dedicated to Mary from the 15th century (the Madonna itself is from the 14th century). There is also an altarpiece from the 15th century dedicated to Saint Peter and a triumphal cross from circa 1500.[1][2]

References

  1. Jacobsson, Britta; Johansson, Eva; Johansson, Per; Andersson, Rolf (1990). Våra kyrkor (in Swedish). Västervik: Klarkullens förlag AB. p. 354. ISBN 91-971561-08.
  2. "Högby kyrka" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
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