Friday, October 05, 2012

Durup church/ Durup kirke, Harre herred ( in Salling), Viborg amt.

foto: stig bachmann nielsen,
Durup church has a Romanesque kernel, a choir and nave - and additions like a porch to the north, a tower to the west and another porch at the southside of the tower. The choir and nave are in granite ashlars upon a profiled plinth. Romanesque windows in the east gable and the north side of the choir are bricked-up, and also the north door and the disturbed south door. The inside of the church has a beamed ceiling, the choir arch is re-bricked and extended. The church had strong restoration and a partly rebuild in 1930-31. At this restoration the late Gothic western tower was replaced by a new and larger tower, which bottom room was in connection to the nave via a breakdown of the old gable. A new porch was built on the south side of the tower and the northern and possibly late medieval porch in monk-bricks was furnished as a burial chapel. The additions are white-washed, and the church is partly roofed with lead and tile.

An ashlar with a relic from the disappeared medieval altar table was found in the old tower's brickwork in 1930 and now lies in front of the entrance door. The present altar table in oak wood is from 1931. A contemporary altarpiece with a painting by J. Th.Skovgård. An altar piece from the 1800s with paintings of the crucified and the Evangelists hangs in the nave. New altar candelabres.A Romanesque granite font with a smooth basin. The baptismal dish was given in 1686 by parish priest Alexander Jacobsen and wife Dorthea Jensdatter. A pulpit in Renaissance with paintings of Christ and the Evangelists, repaired 1931. The sounding board lies on the loft ( in1962).  Series pastorum from 1931. To the west a gallery with organ. A bell in cast steel from ab. 1870 .

Damgård in Toustrup gave fru Karen Nielsdatter in 1445 as a sjælsgave (soul's gift) to Dueholm kloster.

Mads Lykke is in 1511 mentioned of Durup. In 1660 Durupgård belonged under the manor Hegnet, also in 1791, but at that time it was divided into 3 farms.

Listed prehistorics: 4 hills, among those the large Toustruphøj, Tinghøj, where the herredsting (the District-Thing) was held once, and a third large hill, all at Toustrup. 
Destroyed or demolished: 47 hills, almost all in the southern part of the Parish, from one of those origins a grave-find from early Bronze Age with sword, bronze bowl and a gold bracelet.

 Names in the Middle Ages: Durup (1453 Durup); Toustrup (1436 Tostrup, 1474 Towstrop); Durupgårde (1524 Dwrvpgardt), Duruplund (1524 Lwndt, Lwnndt) ; Vilholm (1554 Willholmæ); Søndergård (1525 Søndergardt); Havgård (1524 Hoffgardt) Damgård (1445 Damgord). 

Source: Trap Danmark 1962

photo September 2012: grethe bachmann, stig bachmann nielsen, 

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