Stave Churches

A wooden church whose structure is based on vertical beams (staves), seen primarily in early medieval Scandinavia.

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stave church
stave churches
churches, mast
churches, stave
mast churches
staafkerken Dutch
staafkerk Dutch
iglesias de postes Spanish
iglesia de postes Spanish
iglesia de palos Spanish

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Wood churches with walls of vertical planks, used from at least the 9th century, especially in Scandinavia.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007524. The J. Paul Getty Trust.