Monday, September 28, 2009
Nørre Bork church/ Nørre Bork kirke, Nørre Horne herred, Ringkøbing amt.
Nørre Bork Church, ab. 27 km south of Ringkøbing
Nørre Bork sogn, Nørre Horne herred, Ringkøbing amt
The small church has a Romanesque choir and nave with a Late Gothic porch and tower. The original walls are built in large granite ashlars. Upon the loft are the original field stone gables. Two original windows are preserved in the wall of the nave and one in the wall of the choir, all with monolite cover stones. The south door is in use, while the similar north door is walled in with a profile-carved cover stone. An almost similar priest's door is below the windows of the choir. The original choir arch has kragbånd (oblong relief stones.)
Inside the choir has a Late Gothic cross vault with trefoil ribs, the nave has a flat beamed ceiling. In the communion table ,which is covered in a Renaissance panel, was once found a gilt copper box with a reliquary, which was said to be a thumb-bone of St. Anna. The altar piece and the pulpit with a sounding board are also Renaissance from ab. 1600 and probably made by the same master as the panel of the communion table. richly profiled altar candelabres from ab. 1600. The Romanesque granite font is the West Jutland smooth basin type like in Sønder Bork Church. The brass baptismal dish is South German from ab. 1550-75. A pewter baptismal jar by the Boizenburg-master F.H. Thiessen 1812. The pews are southwest Jutland Renaissance and a gable has the year 1575 below initials "IP". In the topmost part of the church are some manor-pews with the year 1652 and the paternal and maternal coat of arms of Jacob Grubbe and Ingeborg Kruse. Furthermore is an iron cast money block in the church. Bell cast by Meilstrup, Randers 1865.
The church yard is fenced in earth-covered dikes with kvægrist ( cattle grate) and svingel (swingle) at the west and south gate. At the south gate is also a driving gate.
Names in the Middle Ages and 1600s:
Nørre Bork (1310 Nørbork); Sønderby (1597 Sønderbye); Magårde (1610 Maygaard); Grubbesholm (1688 Grubbisholm ).
Nørkærgård (1610 Nørkiergaard) was still in 1638 a peasant-farm, but in 1645 a main farm, belonging to Jacob Grubbe, who was said to leave N. caused by a flood and from a part of it established Grubbesholm in 1651. Both farms came after his death in 1655 to his halfbrothers Erik and Niels Kruse, of whom Erik Kruse 1656 outbought Niels from both farms. In 1661 he had to give them up, and Grubbesholm was taken over by archbishop Hans Svane, while Nørkærgård was taken over by landsdommer Willum Lange of Asmildkloster and mag. Hans Rosenberg in Ribe. Later owners Lassen, Hagedorn Brahe, Meiner, Jermiin, Muff and outparcelling.
Jomfru Edel Kaas is in 1589 written to Magård.
There are no known prehistorics in the parish, a small settlement from late Stone Age is known from Nr. Bork.
Bork havn is an idyllic little marina.
Source: Trap Danmark, Ringkøbing amt.
photo Nørre Bork kirke /Bork havn 2003: grethe bachmann