Brunneby medieval church is a beautiful little church that does not seems to be medieval at a first glance. The church was erected in the 14th century and abandoned in 1826 and restored in the end of the 1970’s.
Though both the interior and exterior of today isn’t all that medieval there are several visible signs that tell tales of its medieval past such as the Romanesque window recesses…
Window recess on the south wall
Window recess on the north wall
…and the traces of the southern Romanesque portal…
…and parts of the medieval paintings on the west and north walls.
Paintings behinde the altar
Paintings at the northern wall
An interesting thing is that the roof stole is open, which I for one think is a treat.
The environment surrounding the church is a bit unusual, one feels almost as one is stepping into a garden of sorts rather than a churchyard as the church is situated within Brunneby manor that also holds Brunneby Musteri (a place that makes must, juices, marmalades etc), see here (Swedish link).
A very nice little church in a nice environment! By the way Brunneby church, manor and musteri is situated in the province of Östergötland by the canal Göta kanal.
Originally this post was intend for the Four Stone hearth blog carnival # 40 (that went on-line may 7th) at Remote central, though due to lack of time the post wasn’t published until today. Check out the carnival though cause’ there are a lot of interesting links to various blogs on archaeology, anthropology etc, etc.