Medieval churches in Scania

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Sundnér - Lunds Universitet

Description

The question of how building materials and construction techniques changed over time in the medieval stone church building was tested on a small number of churches in Scania (Swedish: Skåne) on two separate occasions in the 1980s (Sundnér 1986, 1989). The results showed chronological changes both as to what rock types was chosen, how they were cut and how the masonry was done.

When looking at raw materials that could be used for construction it is clear that Scania represents an area of ​​ physical geographic diversity. However, it was possible to see that during the earlier middle ages primarily local rock types were chosen. Long distance transportation of building material was only done occasionally. Example of this can be seen in the first stone constructions during the 11th century with Dalby abbey and the oldest parts of the Cathedral of Lund (Löfvendahl and Sundnér 1997 Sundnér 1995, 2000, 2012).

During the 12th century the sandstone from Höör in central Scania was used as worked stone over a wider geographic area. Primarily it was used in portals and baptismal fonts. However, from the

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Sundnér - Lunds Universitet

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0941

Description

The question of how building materials and construction techniques changed over time in the medieval stone church building was tested on a small number of churches in Scania (Swedish: Skåne) on two separate occasions in the 1980s (Sundnér 1986, 1989). The results showed chronological changes both as to what rock types was chosen, how they were cut and how the masonry was done.

When looking at raw materials that could be used for construction it is clear that Scania represents an area of ​​ physical geographic diversity. However, it was possible to see that during the earlier middle ages primarily local rock types were chosen. Long distance transportation of building material was only done occasionally. Example of this can be seen in the first stone constructions during the 11th century with Dalby abbey and the oldest parts of the Cathedral of Lund (Löfvendahl and Sundnér 1997 Sundnér 1995, 2000, 2012).

During the 12th century the sandstone from Höör in central Scania was used as worked stone over a wider geographic area. Primarily it was used in portals and baptismal fonts. However, from the

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Language

Swedish

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Skåne County

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Data contains personal data

No

Publications

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Sundnér, Barbro (1995) Byggnadssten i Skåne. Hikunin vol. 22. p 231-248

Sundnér, Barbro (1999) En byggnadsarkeologisk metodstudie av skånska medeltidskyrkor. Rapport till HSFR. Lund 1999.

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Dataset 1

Medieval churches in Scania: Part A

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Barbro Sundnér. Lund University (2015). <em>Medieval churches in Scania: Part A</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002642">https://doi.org/10.5878/002642</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Sundnér - Lunds Universitet

Description

Part A: Register of data relating to the whole Church. The information is collected through measurements and observations.

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Variables

14

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Dataset 2

Medieval churches in Scania: Part B

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Barbro Sundnér. Lund University (2014). <em>Medieval churches in Scania: Part B</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002312">https://doi.org/10.5878/002312</a>

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Barbro Sundnér - Lunds Universitet

Description

Part B: Register of data where the information is related to the different objects. The information is collected through measurements and observations.

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Text

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Type of archaeological remains

Variables

35

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Dataset 3

Medieval churches in Scania: Floorplans

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Barbro Sundnér. Lund University (2015). <em>Medieval churches in Scania: Floorplans</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002641">https://doi.org/10.5878/002641</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Sundnér - Lunds Universitet

Description

Floor plans of church buildings. The drawings can be downloaded in two different formats: .ai as illustrator files and .svg which is XML-based and can be opened with different browsers and different text editors.

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Type of archaeological remains

Published: 2014-10-09
Last updated: 2017-07-12