Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hoven church / Hoven kirke, Nørre Horne herred, Ringkøbing amt.

Hoven church, near Ringkøbing

The small church has a beautiful place by Omme Å (river). It has a Romanesque choir and nave while the porch is later. The tower is from 1961 - it replaced a a ridge turret from 1874. The church has gone through some thorough main restorations, where the walls were enlarged and new windows were placed.

The building materials are granite ashlars in the nave, raw boulder and ashlars in the choir. The south door is in use, while the north door with a cover stone is walled-in. Vague traces of two original windows.

The inside of the church has beamed ceilings. The communion table is walled and washed and has a Late Gothic triptychon from the end of the 1400s. The altar chalice is from about 1600. The Renaissance candle sticks are from the beginning of the 1600s. The Romanesque granite font is West Jutland type with a walled bottom. The pulpit is from ab. 1600 but much changed, probably in 1875. At Herning Museum are the reliefs from the big fields. The church bell is from the second half of the 1200s.

Omme Å

Source: Trap Danmark, Ringkøbing amt
photo 2003: grethe bachmann

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