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Foss Church in Bohuslän


Foss kyrka, Munkedal, Bohuslän. Flygfoto Lars Henriksson, www.avrosys.nu, 2008



  Foss Church in Bohuslän - Aerial Photo

is the parish church for the centre of the municipality of Munkedal on the Swedish west coast.

Foss church was built in the 11th century, or even earlier. Probably it was from the beginning a wooden church. We know that Foss church existed in 1157, as the Norwegian King Øystein II Haraldsson was murdered and buried here this year. The province of Bohuslän was during this time under Norwegian rule. The oldest stone church was built in the second half of the 14th century.

In 1730 the Arc de Triomphe was removed and the church was expanded considerably to the east with larger chancel and sacristy. In 1754 a tower was built. Earlier existed an independent bell tower.

The pulpit is from 1617. Ceiling paintings were made by Kristian Lundstedt in connection with a major renovation of the church in 1928.

Foss belongs to the Diocese of Göteborg (Gothenburg), the County of Västra Götaland and the Province of Bohuslän. Photo: Lars Henriksson,
14th of September, 2008.

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  © 2008 Lars Henriksson. Updated: 2008-12-07.