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

Purpose:

To examine how building materials and construction techniques changed in the medieval stone church building in Skåne.

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)

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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Version 2.0:

2015-05-26 doi:10.5878/002642

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Version 1.0:

2014-10-09 doi:10.5878/002314

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Dataset SND 0941-001

Medieval churches in Scania: Part A

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Barbro Sundnér. Lunds Universitet (2015). Medieval churches in Scania: Part A. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002642

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

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Text

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Type of archaeological remains:

Church building

Variables:

14

Version 1.0:

2014-10-09 doi:10.5878/002312

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Dataset SND 0941-002

Medieval churches in Scania: Part B

Citation:

Barbro Sundnér. Lunds Universitet (2014). Medieval churches in Scania: Part B. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002312

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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

Still image

Type of archaeological remains:

Church building

Variables:

35

Version 2.0:

2015-05-26 doi:10.5878/002641

Data added

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2014-10-09 doi:10.5878/002313

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Dataset SND 0941-003

Medieval churches in Scania: Floorplans

Citation:

Barbro Sundnér. Lunds Universitet (2015). Medieval churches in Scania: Floorplans. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002641

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.

Data format / data structure:

Text

Still image

Type of archaeological remains:

Church building