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Litslena Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Uppsala
Province: Uppland
Municipality: Enköping
Constructed
12th century
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Description
The north wall and the west gable of the present building contain parts of the wall of an originally Romanesque church.
About 1300 the church was extended southwards and eastwards to make the present hall church type.
In the third quarter of the 15th century the present stellar vaulting was constructed with half-brick ribs. The four vaults of the church were decorated with murals of high quality although partly seriously injured by a fire in 1880 and in other ways.
The paintings were limewashed in 1838 and uncovered in conjunction with the restoration of the interior in 1948.

Bibliography
Bengt Kihlstöm,Litslena kyrka: Trögds härad, Uppland band IX:2 Stockholm 1969(Sveriges kyrkor 127)
Anna Nilsén, Program och funktion i senmedeltida kalkmåleri. Uppsala 1986 p 113-115