Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Kongens Tisted church / Kongens Tisted kirke, Gislum herred, Aalborg amt.
Kongens Tisted Church, 15 km northwest of Hobro
Kongens Tisted sogn, Gislum herred, Aalborg amt.
The white-washed church with the red tiled roof has a Romanesque choir and nave and a western tower and porch from 1920. The Romanesque sections are built in grante ashlars and have beamed ceilings. From the original doors with monolit coverstones is the south door still in use. In the south wall of the choir is a Romanesque picture ashlar with a lion figure, turned 90 %. All windows are neo-Romanesque and the very re-worked northern wall is without window-openings. The choir arch has profiled Romanesque kragbånd, but in the Gothic period it was changed into a pointed arch. The white-washed tower and porch in bricks are built by architect Hack Kampmann, paid by grosserer N.C. Kastrup for whom is a memorial tablet in the over-vaulted tower room, which is connected to the nave in a high round-arch.
A stately Renaissance altar piece from the beginning of the 1600s with heavily re-painted pictures, probably the originals. Chalice from ab. 1830. Baroque ore candelabres. A large Romanesque granite font of Randers-type with double-lions. A baptismal bowl, a Nürnberg-work from 1550-1600. A simple Renaissance pulpit from ab. 1600. The church ship a model of Skoleskibet Danmark from 1961. The church bell cast by Hartwich Qvellichmeier in 1617.
Names in the Middle Ages:
Kongens Tisted ( * 1231 Tystathe, * 1429 Kongs Thisted); Bonderup (1442 Bwndrop).
The king owned according to Valdemar Jordebog 6 bol (houses) in Tisted, valued to 6 mark guld (therefore it is named Kongens Tisted).
Listed prehistorics: 36 hills. West of the town, close to the border of Brorstrup, is a group of 11 hills, of which 3 - among those Elbjerg - are rather large. Other large hills are two Bjørnhøje in the northern part of the parish and a hill at Alstruphede.
Demolished or destroyed: 59 hills.
In the vicarage garden's eastern dike a runestone found 1847 . The inscription: Asgot, Tygotes (eller Duendes?) søn, rejste stenen efter sin broder Esge. ( Asgot, Tygotes (or Duendes?) son, raised the stone after his brother Esge.
Source: Trap Danmark, Aalborg amt. 1961.
photo Kongens Tisted kirke May 2007: grethe bachmann