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Lärbro church, Gotland

Lärbro (Vol. II) church about 35 km NE of Visby is gothic. Its parts of building have been erected in different periods. The church is richly ornamented, among many other details with a well preserved romanesque tympanum over the entrance to the vestry, richly ornamented south door-ways in the chancel and in the nave and a west door-way with scenes of figures in the capitals of the belfry. All pieces of wood are exchanged in the trusses of the chancel and the nave. Under the upper vault of the belfry a number of scaffolding poles still are preserved. From some of these bore-cores have been taken as well as from some of the horizontal beams. These have waney edge and are dated 1331.

At repair of the spire some samples of wood were sent to me for dating. Sample no 38 has waney edge and is dated 1653.