||KVERNES STAVE CHURCH|
one-nave stave church may have been built as early as the 1200´s. When
it was rebuilt in 1633, the nave´s front door was moved from the west
side to the south side of the church. It was rebuilt in 1776 and 1810,
with the presently standing tower being erected at the latter date. In
1894 the Kvernes stave church was sold to The Association of Historical
Kvernes was an ancient holy site, where the heathen
Norsemen came to pray to their gods and bury their dead. This holy site
was prominently and centrally located for everyone which came by boat
from the islands in the area.
Kvernes Stave Church is located in Averøy.