Amsbergs kyrkogård (Amsberg Churchyard)

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Amsbergs kyrkogård (Amsberg Churchyard)

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Borlänge, Borlänge kommun, Dalarnas län, Sweden Add to Map
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The farmland village of Norr Amsberg, located along the wide and winding Dal River (Dalälven), is on the west end of the municipality of Borlänge, the Dales or Dalecarlia (Dalarna) province, central Sweden. Amsberg Chapel was opened in 1683 on the site of an earlier chapel of the same century. The body of the building is a log-cabin construction, as is the connecting sacristy. Decorations and appointments are from the 15th to 18th centuries. Outside, a separate belfry was added as late as 1925, when the chapel underwent a major restoration. Before that, the church bells were in a small steeple over the current entrance. Amsberg Churchyard is a small cemetery surrounding this chapel in an oblong, rectangular shape. When it was laid out, in 1800, Amundsberg was a parish of its own. Officially opened in 1841, it is the second oldest cemetery in the Stora-Torsång Parish of the Church of Sweden. Before then, bodies of the locals were taken all the way down to Stora Tuna, east of Borlänge, for burial. Plots at Amsberg, a relatively small amount, are full for all intents and purposes, making it rare that burials take place here today. In the northeast corner of the graveyard the small wooden funeral chapel, designed by Magnus Dahlander, was also put up in 1925. (J T Demitz)


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  • Added: 27 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2190635