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  Sæby, Hornsherred - Church and Vicarage
Sjælland, Denmark

Dansk
         
Sæby Kirke. Hornsherred
         
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Sæby Kirke 1         Sæby Kirke 5         Sæby Kirke 4         Sæby Kirke 3
         
  The church in Sæby, as it now appears, was a substantial renovation and rebuilding in 1824 in a mixture of Neo-classical and  Neo-Gothic style. The original Romanesque church from the latter half of the 12th century was built of tufa stone, but what remains of those walls have been completely covered outside and in by a shell of yellow bricks. The chancel and apse were completely rebuilt, and transepts were added which did not exist before. The architect was Jørgen Hansen Koch, a pupil of the celebrated neo-classical architect C.F. Hansen who designed Christiansborg Chapel and the rebuilt Copenhagen cathedral.

Several artists from the Golden Age of Danish art (first  half of 19th Century) have contributed to the interior, pictures here.
 
         
Sæby Kirke 7
         
  Memorial on the south wall (see third picture in row above). From 1798, it states that here below rests Ole Hansen Winther, parish clerk for  40 years, the memorial being given in honour by his two surviving sons Hendrich and Iver Christian Winther, so that he may lie forever without removal.  
 


The text in Danish:

HER
UNDER HVILER
OLE HANSEN WINTHER
SOGNE DEGN
TIL SÆBY OG GIERSHØY
MEENIGHEDER
I 40 ÅR
GIVET TIL ÆRE AF
DEN SALIGES EFTERLEVENDE
2 SØNNER
HENDRICH OG IVER
CHRISTIAN WINTHER
FOR BESTANDIG AT MAATE
LIGGE UDEN BORTTAGELSE
ANNO 1798

 
         
         
    Sæby Præstegård 3    
         
  Sæby Præstegård 4 Sæby Præstegård 1 Sæby Præstegård 2  
         
  Beside the church, the vicarage from 1826. It is in the typical shape of an old Danish  farmhouse, consisting of three wings, half-timbered and with thatched roofs.  
         
         
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