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Östra Vemmerlöv Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Lund
Province: Skåne
Municipality: Simrishamn
Constructed
12th century
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Description
Östra Vemmerlöv Church was constructed in 12th century. In 15th century the church was extended towards west with another vault and a tower. In second half of the century the church was vaulted and painted by the Fjälkinge workshop. The paintings was probably paid
by the nobleman Laurids Knob, owner of the castle Gyllebohus. The Knob family have their burial vault beneath the former choir - now the first vault as the church was extended with a new choir in 1787.
The paintings were whitewashed in 17th century and recovered in 1907 by Theodor Wohlin. Some of the paintings were very fragmentary and heavily repainted. The decoration was cleaned in 1965-66 but the repainting still remains.

Bibliography
A Catalogue of Wall-Paintings in the Churches of Medieval Denmark 1100-1600. Scania Halland Blekinge. III Catalogue N-Ö. Copenhagen 1976, pp 288-292
Siegrun Fernlund, Kyrkor i Skåne, Lund 1980, pp 84-93
Axewl Bolvig, Kalkmalerier kring Öresund, Viborg 2000, pp 231-236