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Levide church, Gotland

Levide (Future publication by Sv.K) church, about 50 km S of Visby, chancel with apse, nave with three aisles and three transepts. The nave has nine vaults and four columns. The belfry to the west is apparently younger than the nave. The medieval trusses in the chancel and the nave have been replaced by younger timber.

On the southern side of the relieving arch or opening between the nave and the chancel is a rectangular stump of a beam stuck to the wall of the nave (Sample no 8). Its outermost annual ring is dated 1228. It lacks waney edge, which means that the east wall of the nave is younger and we do not know how much younger.

Just above the vault of the belfry in the north-south direction is a tie-beam from which is taken a bore-core with waney edge (sample no 14). It is dated 1269.