Fløan Church (Fløan kirke) was a medieval church that stood in the village of Fløan in the Skatval area of present-day Stjørdal municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The church was located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northwest of the town of Stjørdalshalsen. Materials from Fløan church are displayed at the Trøndelag Folkemuseum at Sverresborg in Trondheim.

Fløan Church
Fløan kirke
View of a drawing of Fløan church by Gerhard Schøning (1774), reproduced by Henrik Mathiesen (1890)
Fløan Church is located in Trøndelag
Fløan Church
Fløan Church
Location of the church
Fløan Church is located in Norway
Fløan Church
Fløan Church
Fløan Church (Norway)
63°32′06″N 10°47′17″E / 63.5349°N 10.7881°E / 63.5349; 10.7881
LocationStjørdal, Trøndelag
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Functional statusDemolished
Architectural typeLong church
Completed15th century
Closed17th century

History edit

The first written record of the church is in the Aslak Bolts jordebok. In 1432 Aslak Bolt, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Nidaros, commissioned this land register which listed lands, estates, and revenues associated with the diocese. The church was closed after the Reformation and finally completely demolished in 1851.[1]

The church has been carbon dated to 1420. Other medieval history indicates that for some time before the current building existed there stood another church at the same location.[2][3]

References edit

  1. ^ Jørgensen, Jon Gunnar (1997). Aslak Bolts jordebok. Riksarkivet. ISBN 82-548-0052-9.
  2. ^ "Første dåp på 500 år på Fløan" (in Norwegian). Stjørdalens Blad. 6 July 2001. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Fløan kirke" (in Norwegian). Skatval historielag. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.

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