Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hornum church /Hornum kirke, Bjerre herred, Vejle amt.

The small church in  Hornum has a Romanesque choir and nave with a western extension and a porch at the southside from the 1500s. The Romanesque building is in raw and cleaved granite boulder with corner ashlars, but the walls have been much remade in the 20th century. On the northside are original sections which rest upon a profiled plinth. The western extension, which possibly once had a tower, is built in monk bricks like the east gable, which has a simple round arched glare. The whole west gable is built in small bricks with an edge-cornice like the east gable, and the south side is remade. The choir arch is washed inside and undecidable and the choir and nave  have flat plastered ceilings. The porch is mainly built in ashlars, but the gable is new and built in small bricks and is difficult to date.

church was closed , photo taken through window.
The altarpiece is a painting from 1934 in a neo Gothic frame. An earlier altar painting, probably from the 1700s, was in 1933 given back to the church by fru Lilly Willestrup, after having been away from the church for years. Heavy late Gothic ore candelabres which rest upon lion's feet. A Romanesque granite font with a strong leaf garland. Pulpit from 1926 is a simple copy from the common Renaissance type of the district. The bell in the bell-frame is one of the earliest in the country. It is from ab. 1150 and has a horisontal bottom surface.

Borchsminde was established ab. 1800 from a piece of land from Ørumgård. First owner: Niels Borch, later owners: Iver Hansen of Rolsøgård, Ole P. Rønberg, Jørgen Hansen, Lars Chr. Bjerring Holm, Aage Holm,. H. Ryder. The main building is a threewinged plan in yellow Flensborg-bricks. The farm building is a partly halftimbered building.

Hornum, gravehill
South of Gl. Hornumkær was according to a legend a farm Sturlisgård (Storeledsgård?) which place is still known. Here was in 1873 found coins and many little horseshoes, but no trace of wallwork was fpund. The place is now cultivated and there is nothing to see.

Upon a field in Hornumkær (see above) was in 1865 found 71 Hanseatic coins (hulpenninge) and in 1873 was found a broken clay pot with 2317 hulpenninge from the late 1300s and 3 sterlinge.

Listed prehistorics: The large Lådenshøj at the Borchsminde-property

Upon Borchsminde were found several urns from Iron Age.

Names from the Middle Ages: Hornum (1498 Hornum), Hornumkær (1458 Horumker).   

Source: Trap Danmark, Vejle amt, 1964. 

photo Hornum 2011: grethe bachmann

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