Brunneby medieval church

Brunneby Church

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.

The tower of Brunneby Church

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 Brunneby medieval church

Window recess on the south wall

window recess Brunneby medieval church

Window recess on the north wall

…and the traces of the southern Romanesque portal…

 Södra portalen Brunneby medieval church

…and parts of the medieval paintings on the west and north walls.

medieval paintings Brunneby medieval church

Paintings behinde the altar

medieval paintings Brunneby medieval church 

Paintings at the northern wall

An interesting thing is that the roof stole is open, which I for one think is a treat.

roof stole brunneby medieval church

roof stole brunneby medieval church

rood stole brunneby medieval church

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.

Magnus Reuterdahl

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About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

5 responses to “Brunneby medieval church

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  • Antimonite

    Very nice church indeed.

  • Magnus Reuterdahl

    When I first saw it I was a little bit disappointed, but the inside got me more exited. Btw nice blog you got there; Geology and Palaeontology are really interesting subjects also from an archaeologist stand point. I got a bit hooked when I took a 5p course called “soil science for archaeologists” held by Jens Heimdal, amongst others, a few years back at Stockholm University.

  • Antimonite

    Magnus Reuterdahl: Thanks. Yes I started out with archaeology my self but moved on to geology, mostly due to the job market that you probably know is anything else but good here in old Svedala.

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