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Floda Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Strängnäs
Province: Södermanland
Municipality: Katrineholm
12th century
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Floda church is today one of the biggest rural churches in Sweden. This is a result of a reconstruction 1885-1888.
The first plan vas to pull down the medieval church and build a total new church, which was not accepted by the antiquarian authorities. The architect Axel Herman Hägg constructed a church, where the medieval church is the north aisle of the 19th century church. The medieval church was built in the 12th century. In the beginning of the 15th century the church got four vaults and around 1480 Albertus Pictor painted the vaults. The paintings in the vaults were never painted over with limewash as many other churches in the second half of the 18th century. Most colours has remained in good shape but some has undergone chemical compound during the time, which means that red colour has darkened to almost brown and certain of the yellow, violet and pink colours has disappeared.