Hoff Church

Medieval church built in the early 13th century. Hoff always was the main church the rich cultivated and fertile Toten landscape, First build as a basilica, later reconstructed to the stately present building. Remarkable stone figures to be senn in the outer walls. Indoor a collection of paintings of priests doing service in the church through the centuries. The church is surrounded by a beautifully maintained churchyard. The priest's farm (from which he in former days had his income for as long as his service lasted) just to the north-east, contains buildings of cultural heritage and a beautiful garden.

Online:http://www.ostre-toten.kirken.no
E-mail:hoff@ostre-toten.kirken.no
Phone:+47 611 65 910
Distance:At the path

Hoff Church was originally built as a basilica between 1150 and 1200, dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church was similar to the Cathedral in Hamar, St. Nicholas Church in Gran, the Gamle Aker Church in Oslo and Ringsaker Church. The prototype for all these churches were the Hallvard's Cathedral in the Old Town in Oslo.

Hoff Church was later converted into a long church in limestone. The church has been restored several times, in 1508, 1703 and in 1952. The church was extensively reconstructed in 1703. The tower and nave were removed, a new tower was built and the walls built higher.

 

Reference: www.kirkesok.no

Photo: Øyvind Holmstad / Wikimedia Commons

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