Overview[ edit ] Eidsberg church is consecrated to St. Olav who is depicted on a stone sculpture over the entrance to the church.
It is the only one of the village's medieval churches to have been preserved. The church was constructed of stone and was probably built in the latter half of the 12th century in Romanesque style. The church was damaged in a fire around During the period -an extensive reconstruction of the church was carried out.
Architect Paul Due provided the design resulting in the church having a Neo-Gothic cruciform style. There was an additional restoration during the s and between — This medieval chapel was built of brick and macadam in the late s as an annex to Eidsberg church.
The chapel was closed in and stood deserted from about Dating norway i eidsberg chapel is mentioned in by Bishop Niels Simonsen Glostrup who says that the chapel is closed.
As late as the early s, most of the walls were still standing. The ruins were excavated between and by Bernt C. Lange and Håkon Christie.
A new chapel was constructed during It is of soapstone and shaped like a cup. The altarpiece was donated to the church inand was performed by craftsman Christopher Ridder d. The pulpit is made of oak with figures of Christ and the Evangelists in portal fields. The altarpiece is a baroque style rendering of the Crucifixion of Jesus.