Hammarlöv dating sweden, Hammarlöv Church
It belongs to the Diocese of Lund.
History and architecture[ edit ] According hammarlöv dating sweden the Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificumthere were once around wooden churches in Scania, and while none of these survive, traces of a wooden stave church have been found in Hammarlöv Church.
The church is one of only four in Scania to have a round tower, the others being HammarlundaBlentarp and Bollerup.
The reason for this unusual design is unclear. According to one source, it most probably formed a part of the original design of the church and served a defensive purpose, aimed especially at defending the congregation against the Wendswho are known to have raided the southern coast of Scania at the time.
Instead, the church tower may have been erected as a funerary monument by a local nobleman who may be the subject of a much-faded mural inside the church. He may have participated in the Crusades or gone on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and erected the tower as a symbol of his connection to Jerusalem.
The choir is separated from the rest of the church by a chancel arch decorated with sculptures of lions. The altarpiece is from and the pulpit from the 17th hammarlöv dating sweden.
A side gallery is decorated with paintings depicting the virtues, made during the 17th century.
The organ is from and rebuilt in