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Sundre church, Gotland

Sundre, church close to the south end of Gotland is a sandstone church with squared chancel, nave which seems to be contemporary with the chancel and belfry the crest of which is two storeys higher than the roof ridge of the nave. In the church ornamented boards, painted in the Byzantine style have been preserved.

Sample no 5, is taken from a stump of a pole stuck in the east wall of the nave, just south of the opening in the east wall to the attic of the chancel. If there is waney edge can not be settled, but the pole has the curvature of the trunk. Its outermost annual ring is dated 1221.

In the belfry five floor joists have been dated. The joist no 3 from east above the vault has waney edge and is dated 1273.