Trelleborg church

This church was built in the 11th century but was rebuilt 1881-1883. The oldest item in the church is the baptismal font (it probably there when the original church was built). The church itself is dedicated to Saint Nicholas (it’s name being “St. Nicolai kyrka).

St. Nicolai kyrka

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

olai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicolai kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

House marks

Before literacy was wide spread, the use of house marks was common, resembling runes these marks were often used on houses. These were found on one of the pillars inside a medieval pigrimage church in Scania, near the church is a sacred spring believed to be from the pre-christian, pagan time – thus this has been a site of religious importance for a very long time.

house marks

house marks

13th century mural paintings in Västra Vemmerlöv church

Västra Vemmerlöv Church , in Västra Vemmerlöv ( Trelleborg municipality), Sweden is a 12th century church.
Virgin Mary (?), 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv

Virgin Mary (?), 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv

Devils temping a woman churning butter, 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv

Devils temping a woman churning butter, 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv

Sly foxes and dumb gees, 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv

Sly foxes and dumb gees, 13th century mural painting, Västra Vemmerlöv