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Grip stave church
GRIP STAVE CHURCH

Grip stave church may have been built in 1470. It is a one-nave stave church, and is one of the simplest and smallest of all stave churches. It was restored in 1629, 1860-70 and in 1933.

Grip stave church is situated on the highest point (26 foot above sea level) of the storm tossed island of Grip, which is located in Nordmøre. The island was populated by poor fishermen, harbor pilots and their families at one time.

Today, the island is uninhabited and the Grip Stave church is used only every third weekend during the summer.

Due to the concerted effort of certain people, there is a possibility that this stave church will be pulled down, moved and re-erected at Kristiansund museum.

Grip stave church is located on Grip island outside Kristiansund.
 Stave Churches of Norway Church buildings tell some of the story of this cultural convergence.