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Uddevalla Church in Bohuslän.
Painting from 1893.




  Uddevalla Church in Bohuslän

This church, also known as Saint Anna's Church is the parish church of Uddevalla in the centre of the municipality with the same name.

Uddevalla was an ancient Norwegian town which came under Swedish rule after the peace at Roskilde in 1658.

A cross shaped stone church was completed in 1656, replacing an old wooden church at the same location. Towns like Uddevalla, with almost all buildings of wood, have regularly been plagued by great fires. A such fire started a day in 1806 and destroyed the whole town. Means for the present stone church was collected and it was finally inaugurated in the end of 1811. It is designed in a neo-classical style, white painted inside and rater sparse decorated. The church was restored in the 1930's and holds now around 600 people.

The altarpiece is painted by Fredric Westin and depicts Jesus blessing the little children.

The independent clock tower on Agneberget ("Mount Agne") was built 1751, which replaced an old bell tower from the first half of the 1700s, which burned down during late autumn 1738. It survived the fire in 1806.

Uddevalla belongs to the Diocese of Göteborg (Gothenburg), the County of Västra Götaland and the Province of Bohuslän. Photo: Lars Henriksson, 17th of September, 2005.

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  © 2008 Lars Henriksson. Updated: 2008-12-11.