Saint Olaf's chapel (Byxelkrok)

Saint Olaf's chapel in Byxelkrok, on the island of Öland, Sweden, was built in 1976. The modernist design is by Anders Berglund.[1] The chapel is in Böda socken in the Diocese of Växjö, and is one of three 20th century churches on the island.[2]

Another Saint Olaf's chapel on the island, on the small shoal island called Lilla grundet on the Grankullaviken bay, is in ruins, with only a small elevation left as evidence.[3] The chapel and its cemetery are mentioned in a 1515 list from the Diocese of Linköping; possibly stones from the chapel were used to build Långe Erik, the lighthouse on the neighboring island, Stora grundet.[4]

References

  1. "Sankt Olofs kapell (Byxelkrok)" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  2. "Ölands kyrkor". Svenska kyrkan. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. "Sankt Olofs kapellruin" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. "Ölands norra udde" (in Swedish). Länsstyrelsen Kalmar County. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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