Færøsk kirkesyn 1729

Translated title of the contribution: Inspection of Faroese church buildings 1729

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The article presents a transcription of the handwritten report on the inspection of all the 39 church buildings in the Faroe Islands from 1729, carried out by the vice dean on the Zealand’s bishop’s order. Thanks to the Faroese climate and the scarcity of material, the lifetime of these stone- and wooden building was limited to 50-100 years. Since most of the churches inspected in 1729 have been replaced by new buildings, this thorough report probably is the best information available on the early modern Faroese village church.
Translated title of the contributionInspection of Faroese church buildings 1729
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)81-122
Number of pages42
JournalDanske Magazin
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • church buildings
  • Faroe Islands
  • 18th century


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